It’s a big honour’ – Osimhen on overtaking George Weah’s Serie A record

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.

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