President Weah of Liberia Speaks About Osimhen After Netting a Brace Against Sierra Leone

President Weah of Liberia Speaks About Osimhen After Netting a Brace Against Sierra Leone

Ibitoye Shittu
June 21, 2023 at 11:34 AM
  • Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen last Sunday netted a brace for Nigeria against Sierra Leone
  • The Super Eagles won the encounter 3-2 and qualified for the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast
  • Former African best footballer of the year George Weah has now hailed Osimhen

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been hailed by Liberian President, George Weah, following his brace against Sierra Leone which helped the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2023 African Cup of Nations.

On Sunday, June 18, the Nigerian national team laboured before they were able to get a 3-2 win over Sierra Leone in Liberia thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho who scored the winner.

Osimhen fired in a brace before the hosts leveled up in the second half and they were aiming to get a draw in the tie before Iheanacho's wonder strike.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, Super Eagles, Weah
Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. Photo: Chris Brunskill
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According to the reports in Sun and Daily Post, Weah expressed happiness about the form of Osimhen urging the former Lille star to continue shining for his club and the national team.

George Weah hails Osimhen

“That is what I call a striker. Good positioning always. Very athletic and knows where to be each time the ball is coming. He is so strong and a fighter par excellence.''

Meanwhile, Osimhen has been tipped to become the next African best footballer of the year following his incredible performances last term for Napoli.

Some clubs in the Premier League have also shown interest to sign the Nigerian star.

Victor Osimhen hails himself

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen stated emphatically that he deserves to be at the top in Africa and the world going by his excellent performances last season winning the Scudetto with Napoli.

Last term was the best so far in the career of the Nigerian star as he did not only win the Serie A title alone with Napoli but also finished as the top scorer with 26 goals.

Osimhen set the record as the first African to win the Golden Boot award in Serie A which is a landmark achievement.

The former Lille strongman made it clear that he had a good season with Napoli.

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