Napoli Striker, Victor Osimhen was ecstatic after supplanting the record of George Weah for the most goals scored by an African in Serie A.
Osimhen set a new League goals record, Sunday, when his penalty kick found the back of the net during Napoli’s 1-0 win over Fiorentina at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
The goal was Osimhen’s 47th in the Serie A, surpassing the previous record held by George Weah.
The 24-year-old expressed extreme gratitude to have shattered the record of the renowned George Weah during a post-match interview.
“It’s really amazing. A big respect to George Weah. He put Africa on the map when he was playing here with AC Milan. For me, surpassing him is a big honour, a big respect to him.
“His son, Timothy Weah is my very good friend. And I want to say he has inspired a lot of African players and I’m happy to surpass his record. He will forever be a Legend for me. And I’m really happy about this feat,” said Osimhen.
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