Liberia’s President George Weah has joined the growing number of well-wishers in congratulating Super Eagles striker Victor Osimehn for his remarkable achievements this season with Serie A champions Napoli.
Osimhen played a pivotal role in Napoli’s triumph, ending their 33-year wait for the Serie A title, and along the way, he either matched, broke, or established new records in what has been an outstanding season.
On Sunday, Osimhen reached a significant milestone in his football career by scoring his 47th goal in the Italian Serie A league, making him the highest-scoring African player in the history of the competition.
He surpassed the previous record held by George Weah, the only African player to have been crowned World Footballer of the Year.
President Weah took to his Facebook page on Tuesday to extend his heartfelt congratulations to Osimhen and lauded him for his determination, hard work, and commitment. He expressed his immense pride in Osimhen’s accomplishments and commended the young Nigerian for paying tribute to him upon reaching this remarkable milestone.
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“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,” Mr Weah wrote in his congratulatory message.
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“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,” he added.
However, Mr Weah did not stop there; he encouraged Osimhen to strive for even greater heights, urging him to break more records and achieve further success.
The former AC Milan star believes that with the kind of hunger for success Osimhen has shown, he could be the next World’s best player Africa has been patiently waiting for after his own exploits.
“You have won one Scudetto. Great! When I won my first Scudetto with Milan, I said to myself, why one, why not two? I went on to win another Scudetto with Milan. I went on to win the Ballon d’Or.
“So why not two or more for you, Victor? The sky is your limit. With your dedication, commitment, humility, and hard work, you can conquer the World. Africa needs another World Best. Africa needs another European Best. You, Victor, can deliver that for us.”
“May you continue to surge forward. My prayers are with you. My blessings are also with you. I am rooting for you, Victor!” The Liberia President concluded in his congratulatory message that has since gone viral.