Satisfied that another African star broke his Serie A record, Liberia President George Weah has congratulated Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen for leading Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years as well as on the verge of becoming the first African to win the highest goal scorer in the Serie A.
In a statement issued and signed by the former World Football of the Year yesterday, Weah said the feat achieved by Osimhen should motivate him to work harder in order to achieve more.
“With your dedication, humility, commitment and hard work, you can conquer the world. 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 show that this goal, which you scored on Sunday, May 7, 2023 when your team Napoli went against Fiorentina, effectively makes you the African with the highest scoring record in the Italian Serie A league – surpassing my own account of 46 goals.
“I am so proud of your exploits and congratulate you on this remarkable achievement which is a result of your hard work, dedication and tenacity. I am also pleased with your kind words of honor in tribute to me upon reaching such a giant milestone.
However, I want to admonish you to not be contented. There are many more of my records for you to break. I wish you to go on to achieve greater success.
He however, tasked Osimhen not to relent on his efforts but to continue to work harder. “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.
“There are many great African players in European leagues. They are already up against the hurdles of playing against many odds in leagues and stadiums so far away from home which present challenges for them; so to beat the odds and climb to the top is worth our commendation.
May you continue to surge forward. My prayers are with you. My blessings are also with you. I am rooting for you Victor! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo,” the former AC Milan striker added