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Football: African history-maker Appou eyes Singaporean Duric's record

Published on Apr 19, 2014 7:09 PM
 

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Mauritian Kersley Appou could become the oldest international goal-scorer on Sunday just seven days after creating African football history.

The striker overtook Cameroon legend Roger Milla last weekend as the oldest African international by playing in a 0-1 loss to Mauritania aged 43 years and 354 days.

And if Appou finds the net in the second leg of a 2015 Cup of Nations qualifier, he will replace Singapore striker Aleksandar Duric as the oldest international scorer.

Serbia-born Duric was on target against Malaysia in a 3-0 win at Bukit Jalil in an AFF Suzuki Cup group match in November 2012 aged 42 years and 105 days, according to football statistics foundation RSSSF.

 
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