Ayew equals father Abedi Pele's record

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Ghana captain Andre Ayew has equalled his father Abedi Pele's goalscoring record for the Black Stars.

In what was Ghana's first competitive fixture since November 2019, Ayew was in inspired form on Thursday as he netted a brace to guide his country to a 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Qualification Group C win over Sudan.

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The 30-year-old's performance propelled the Black Stars six points clear of Bafana Bafana who play Sao Tome & Principe on Friday night – in the group standings, and saw him equal his father's tally of goals for the national team.

With 19 international strikes to his name in 91 appearances, Ayew is now the joint-seventh highest goalscorer in Ghana's recorded history, featuring alongside "Pele" and Osei Kofi on the nation's all-time top scorers list.

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The Swansea City star's younger brother, Jordan, also features with 17 strikes for Ghana, although the trio all fall some way shy of record goalscorer and most-capped player Asamoah Gyan, who has scored an incredible 51 goals in 109 appearances on the international stage.

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