Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has reacted to surpassing Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah’s record for the highest African goalscorer in Serie A.
xandertech reported that Osimhen scored his 47th Serie A goal from the spot in Napoli’s 1-0 victory over Fiorentina at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday, to break Weah’s record.
In a post-match interview with BT Sports, the 24-year-old said it was a great honour to break the legendary George Weah’s record.
He said, “It’s really amazing. A big respect to George Weah. He has put Africa on the map when he was playing here with AC Milan. For me to surpass 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 surpassed his record. He will forever be a legend for me. And I’m really happy about this feat.”
The Nigerian was named Man of the Match.