Osimhen beats George Weah's goal record to become top-scoring African in Serie A history

Nigerian footballer, Victor Osimhen, has made history in the Italian Serie A league. Osimhen, who plays as a striker for Napoli, scored a penalty kick to secure a 1-0 win against Fiorentina at the Diego Maradona stadium. This goal took his total number of goals in the league to 47, making him the highest-scoring African player in the league's history.

Osimhen's winning goal in the match against Fiorentina was his 23rd league goal this season and his 47th in the league since he joined Italy in 2020. This achievement also surpasses George Weah's record as the highest-scoring African player in Serie A.

In an interview with BT Sports after the match, the 24-year-old expressed his delight at breaking Weah's record. He described it as a great honor to surpass the legendary African player's achievement. Napoli fans also celebrated the win and the record-breaking achievement by Osimhen.

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 surpass his record. He will forever be a legend for me. And I’m really happy about this feat.”