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Weah congratulates Osimhen, demands Ballon d’Or from him

The President of Liberia and former World Footballer of the Year, George Manneh Weah, has congratulated Super Eagles and Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Oismhen,…

The President of Liberia and former World Footballer of the Year, George Manneh Weah, has congratulated Super Eagles and Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Oismhen, who recently scored his 47th goal to emerge as the African with the highest number of goals in the Italian Serie A.

Osimhen who joined Napoli in 2020 had equalled Weah’s record of 46 goals in the 1-1 draw against Udinese before taking his tally to 47 last Sunday against Fiorentina at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

The 1995 World Footballer of the Year who used his verified handle on Facebook to congratulate Osimhen charged him not to rest on his oars but work harder to win the second Ballon d’Or for the continent of Africa.

He said “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 with this goal, which you netted 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.

“However, I want to admonish you not to be contented. There are many more of my records for you to break. I wish you to go on to achieve greater success.

“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.”