Victor Osimhen is probably the most prolific African within the historical past of Serie A, and the Tremendous Eagles striker reveals what this implies to him.
The Nigerian ace who lately led Napoli to their first Serie A title since 1990 has set one other report, and he defined how honoured it makes him really feel.
I Partenopei have been 1-0 winners over Fiorentina as they returned to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after mathematically successful the Scudetto final week, because of a Victor Osimhen penalty, which set one other private milestone for the previous Lille man.
What Osimhen mentioned
As we reported, the Lagos-born striker’s goal in the 74th minute of the game took him above the only African Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah, on the Serie A goalscorer chart.
Weah beforehand held the report for many objectives scored by an African within the league with 46; Osimhen’s strike took his tally to 47, making him probably the most prolific African in Italian top-flight historical past.
Victor was questioned concerning the newly set report and in a temper of elation, he defined how blissful breaking a report beforehand held by an African Icon such because the Liberian president made him really feel.
“It’s actually superb, an enormous respect to George Weah, he has put Africa on the map when he was taking part in right here for AC Milan,” Osimhen advised BT Sport.
Nigerians on social media have despatched a message to Napoli hero Victor Osimhen over his fairly German girlfriend.
“I believe for me to surpass him, for me it’s a massive honour, an enormous respect to him. His son Timothy Weah is my superb buddy, and I need to say he has impressed plenty of African gamers and I’m blissful to surpass his report.
“He’ll without end be a legend to me, and I’m actually blissful about this feat.
In the meantime, Bola Tinubu, President-elect of Nigeria, has congratulated Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen on Napoli’s Serie A title.
Maradona, who handed on in 2020, has since been a membership god of kinds, however with the most recent triumph on the membership, one other is certain to be ‘inducted.’
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