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2023 AFCONQ: Liberia President Weah Hails Osimhen After Super Eagles’ Win Against Leone Stars

2023 AFCONQ: Liberia President Weah  Hails Osimhen After Super Eagles’ Win Against Leone Stars

Seated in the presidential box as Nigeria tackled Sierra Leone in the Day 5 game of their group for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, President George Oppong Weah of Liberia could not stop singing the praises of Super Eagles’ forward Victor Osimhen.

Following his excellent season in which he scored 25 league goals to steer SC Napoli to their first Italian Serie A title in 33 years, President Weah, the 1995 World, European and African Footballer of the Year had penned a personal letter to Osimhen asking him to keep working hard and breaking new grounds.

On Sunday, as he sat in the presidential box of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Paynesville with Nigeria’s Ambassadors to Liberia and Sierra Leone (Excellencies Godfrey Odudigbo and Henry Omakwu respectively), President of NFF, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, NFF Board Members Rt. Hon. Nse Essien and Sunday Dele-Ajayi, among others, Weah could not stop singing Osimhen’s praises.

The Napoli forward did not disappoint, with an outstanding performance, scoring in the 20th and 33rd minutes to steer Nigeria into a 2-0 lead.

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“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.”

The Nigeria forward is now the leading scorer in the qualifying series with seven goals, and has now racked up an impressive tally of 17 goals in 25 matches for Nigeria at senior level.

Osimhen’s seven goals in this qualifying campaign include the one goal he scored against Sierra Leone in Abuja in June 2022 to eventually give Nigeria a 2-1 win and three points on the first day of the series, and four of the 10 goals against Sao Tome and Principe in Agadir, Morocco few days later, on a day Nigeria set a new international win-record.

Nigeria will host group whipping boys, Sao Tome and Principe in a purely academic exercise in September.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Ako Amadi 12 months ago

    Any attacker praised by George Weah must be very proud

  • Four four two 12 months ago

    Best striker in the world at the moment. I pray and hope God keeps him injury free till he wins balon d or for Africa

  • TALK UR OWN 12 months ago

    ASSUMING YOU PARTICIPATED IN 2021 AFCON COMPETITION, IT WOULD HAVE ENHANCE YOUR BETTER CHANCES OF WINNING 2023 AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR TOGETHER WITH YOUR EXISTING RECORDS:
    **(1). 2022/2023 ITALIAN SERIE A LEAGUE WINNER
    **(2). 2022/2023 ITALIAN SERIE A TOP SCORER(GOLDEN BOOT) WINNER
    **(3).CURRENT AFCON QUALIFIER TOPSCORER

  • Footballfanatic 12 months ago

    If Peseiro was a reasonable coach he would have invited some players never used before in order to use the dead rubber against Sao Tome to try them out…..This is a compromised coach ready to hold on to the Job by any means necessary even if it requires being gored by the bull…..He knows he has a bad CV/resume and losing this Job will be another bad rap sheet for his CV.

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