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Monday 8 May 2023

Osimhen Surpasses Weah’s Goals Record

The Napoli striker claimed a slice of history with his game-winning strike, surpassing Weah (46 goals) to become the highest-scoring African player in Italian top-flight history.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen made history on Sunday by surpassing the 46-goal record set by George Weah in the Seria A.
Osimhen is now the highest-scoring African player in Italian top-flight history.
He made the history after scoring the only goal in Napoli's game against Fiorentina on Sunday.
The Super Eagles forward had equalled Weah’s record for the highest African goalscorer in Serie A with his massive goal against Udinese on Thursday which helped Napoli to clinch their first Serie A title in over three decades.
Having ended a 33-year wait to win Serie A on Thursday, Luciano Spalletti’s men were greeted by a jubilant crowd at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Osimhen thought he had missed the Partenopei’s best chance for victory when he had a second-half spot-kick saved by Pietro Terracciano, but a foul on Khvicha Kvaratskhelia gave him the chance to atone.
The Serie A’s top goalscorer hammered home at the second time of asking, ensuring Napoli’s long-awaited Scudetto party was capped with three points.
The goal was the 24-year-old 23rd league of the season and his 47th in the league since his move in 2020.
Osimhen’s 47th goal in Serie A was also his first from the penalty spot.

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