By Ebenezer Bajela.
Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, is delighted to have broken George Weah’s record of highest-scoring African player in Italian top-flight history, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
The Nigeria international on Sunday became highest scoring African in Serie A history after netting Napoli’s only goal in their 1-0 win over Fiorentina at the Diego Maradona stadium, PUNCH Sports Extra.
The goal was the 24-year-old 23rd league of the season and his 47th in the league since his move in 2020.
Reacting to the feat, the 24-year-old on his Twitter page said it was an honour to surpass the former World’s best player.
“While growing up, I have always admired the great achievements of so many African legends and His Excellency Mr GEORGE WEAH is one of them, in icon in the world of football and also a leader to his people. Someone who has motivated and inspired millions of young talents alike.
“On Sunday, it was a great honor breaking his record as the top-scoring African player in Serie A history, an achievement I will forever cherish, Mr George Weah has set a foundation for excellence for individuals like me to emulate and his legacy will forever be remembered.
“I celebrate this milestone with everyone who has inspired and supported me in this journey. Thank you for your contributions, GOD IS THE GREATEST.”
Osimhen had equalled Weah’s record for the highest African goalscorer in Serie A with his massive goal against Udinese on Thursday which helped Napoli to clinch their first Serie A title in over three decades.
Having ended a 33-year wait to win Serie A on Thursday, Luciano Spalletti’s men were greeted by a jubilant crowd at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.