In the world of sports, there are few things more exciting than watching a talented striker in action. And that’s exactly what Liberian President George Oppong Weah got to witness as he sat in the presidential box during Nigeria’s recent game against Sierra Leone in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Weah couldn’t stop singing the praises of Super Eagles’ forward Victor Osimhen, who had already impressed him with his 25 league goals for SC Napoli in the Italian Serie A.
Osimhen didn’t disappoint, delivering an outstanding performance that included two goals in the 20th and 33rd minutes. For Weah, Osimhen’s athleticism and positioning were particularly impressive, making him a “fighter par excellence” on the field. And with seven goals in the qualifying series, Osimhen is now the leading scorer, showcasing his ability to consistently find the back of the net.
But Osimhen’s impressive tally doesn’t just include his goals in the qualifying campaign. He also scored a crucial goal against Sierra Leone in Abuja in June 2022, helping Nigeria secure a 2-1 win on the first day of the series. And he scored four of the 10 goals against Sao Tome and Principe in Agadir, Morocco, setting a new international win-record.
With Sao Tome and Principe now a mere formality for Nigeria in September, Osimhen’s focus will surely be on continuing his excellent form in the upcoming matches. And with Weah’s endorsement and the support of fans, teammates, and coaches alike, there’s no doubt that Osimhen will continue to be a force to be reckoned with on the field.