The Nigerian superstar has been a great representative of the country, and he has been rewarded with the fourth-highest honour
Osimhen has had a brilliant season at Napoli. He has scored 30 goals for the Partenopeans, helping them to their first UEFA Champions League quarterfinal. He also helped the club to their first Scudetto in 33 years.
This season, Osimhen has broken different records, especially in the Serie A. The 24-year-old goal poacher broke Samuel Eto’o’s record to become the highest-scoring African player in a single Serie A season.
Also, the former Lille man is the highest-scoring African player in the history of the league, beating George Weah’s record. Osimhen is also close to winning the Serie A Capocannoniere.
Following his exploits, former President Muhammadu Buhari rewarded the Nigerian striker with the honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic(MFR).
Osimhen took to Twitter to celebrate his latest achievement.
“Today, I feel so blessed and grateful as I announce that I have been awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) award by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he said.
“Today(against Bologna) also marked my 100th game for Napoli and I was fortunate to score 2 goals for my club, it is an amazing moment and feeling for me to be able to achieve this feat for this great club.
“This MFR recognition also means a lot to me, as it symbolizes the appreciation and support of the great Nigerian people for the dedication and hard work they have always put into their individual careers to make Nigeria Proud.
“My deepest gratitude goes to the Federal Republic of Nigeria for recognizing me at such a national level, and I am so humbled and grateful.
“I am proud to be a Nigerian and represent Her.
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for their continuous efforts in promoting and developing sports in our country.
“Their support has contributed to the growth of myself and every other athletes in the country.
“To my amazing family, who have been my rock and source of inspiration throughout my journey, I am forever indebted to your love and support. I love you all and this award is as much yours as it is mine.
“And to my fans and supporters, both in Nigeria and around the world, you all are super amazing and I am so grateful for all you do for me.
“Your constant support, well wishes and cheers have uplifted me in moments of triumph and provided solace during challenging times.
“I am immensely honored to achieve this feat for Napoli and I’m also honored to receive this MFR award, and I consider it a responsibility to continue striving for excellence, more records, and making meaningful contributions to people’s lives with the sport I love. Thank you, everyone. God is the greatest.
Despite his achievements at club level, the Napoli star is yet to win a trophy at senior level for Nigeria.