George Weah congratulates Osimhen on breaking goal scoring record

Published on: 09 May 2023

President of Sierra Leone and African Football legend, George Weah has penned down a congratulatory message to NIgeria's Victor Osimhen on Tuesday, reports.

Weah, who is the only African to have won the world best player award celebrated the Super Eagles striker breaking his record as the top scoring African player in Serie A history.

"My heartfelt congratulations to you, Victor Osimhen! I am very glad that you have accomplished a major milestone in your football career, after scoring your 47th goal in the Italian Serie A league.

"The records that I set were meant not as a challenge, but as a motivation to you and other African Players. We have the best of talents. You have to remain humble, tenacious and focused. Don’t be distracted." Weah said on a Facebook post on his official page.

He tipped the goal poacher for the world best award as he expects him to give Africa the award after a long time.

Two days ago, the Nigerian striker scored the only goal as Napoli defeated Florentina to break the African Football legend feat after which he paid tribute to Weah.