Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen, moved to join the Gli Azzurri in 2020 and has scored 47 goals, making him the first African with the most goals in Serie A top-flight
The Nigerian sensation broke Weah’s 23-year scoring record with his equaliser against Udinese, giving him 46 Serie A goals. On Thursday, he surpassed Weah’s record this time by scoring his 47th goal from the penalty spot against Fiorentina.
The 24-year-old socked into his social media account to show his respect for the current president of Liberia, who, during his playing days, made a positive impression on all African players.
In his spectacular 18-year professional football career, which concluded in 2003, the AC Milan icon played as a striker and was often regarded as one of the best players of all time.
Meanwhile, his long-standing record was recently surpassed by Nigerian striker, Osimhen, who has nothing but glowing words for the 1995 Ballon d’Or winner
He wrote: “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, an icon in the world of football and also a leader to his people. Someone who has motivated and inspired millions of young talents alike.
“Yesterday, it was a great honour to break 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 of 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 hopes to set more records in Napoli’s next few games of the season after setting a new record for the most Serie goals scored by an African yesterday with 47 goals.