Mauritian, Appou, Dethrones Roger Milla as Africa’s Oldest Internationalist

Roger Milla has lost his record as the oldest footballer to represent an African national team to 43-year-old Mauritius striker Kersley Appou.

Cameroon’s Milla set the previous mark when scoring in a 6-1 defeat against Russia in the 1994 World Cup at the age of 42 years and 39 days.

He still holds the record as the oldest player and goal scorer at a World Cup.

Roger Miller Celebrates Scoring for Cameroon at the USA 94 World Cup.
Roger Miller Celebrates Scoring for Cameroon at the USA 94 World Cup.

Appou played in Mauritius’ 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying defeat against Mauritania on Saturday.

He was 43 years and 354 days old, which is still short of MacDonald Taylor Snr, from the US Virgin Islands, who holds the world record of 46 years and 217 days.

Milla played in three World Cups, and was one of the stars of the 1990 finals at the age of 38 after coming out of retirement to lead Cameroon to the quarter-finals.

Source: BBC Sport

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