Nigerian football sensation Victor Osimhen is on the brink of breaking George Weah’s record in the Serie A and becoming Africa’s top scorer in the Italian topflight. The talented striker, who joined Napoli in the summer of 2020, has already scored an impressive 45 league goals for the Partenopei, just one goal behind Weah’s record.
Between 1995 and 2000, Liberian football legend and former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah registered an incredible 46 Serie A goals for AC Milan in 114 matches, making him Africa’s outright top scorer in Italian football. However, Osimhen has set his sights on surpassing Weah’s record and etching his name in the history books.
In a recent interview with Wole Opatola via Moor Sportz YouTube Channel, Osimhen spoke about his admiration for Weah, who he considers to be one of the greatest African strikers to have graced the Serie A. Despite his desire to break Weah’s record, Osimhen remains respectful of the football icon’s legacy and acknowledges his immense contribution to African football.
Osimhen’s impressive scoring record has put him in a prime position to break Weah’s record in just three seasons. However, the Nigerian star remains humble and focused on doing his best for his team. He is determined to continue his impressive form and help Napoli achieve their goals both in Italy and in Europe.
While Osimhen admits that he never had the opportunity to watch Weah play, he has a personal connection to the football icon through his son, Timothy Weah. Osimhen sees George Weah as a role model for African footballers, proving that an African player can reach the pinnacle of world football and win the most prestigious prize in the sport.
As the Serie A season draws to a close, all eyes will be on Osimhen as he aims to break Weah’s record and cement his place in the history books as one of Africa’s greatest footballers.