Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has shared his excitement after getting the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic honour, Soccernet.ng reports.
Osimhen has had a brilliant season at Napoli. He has scored 30 goals for the Partenopeans, helping them to their first UEFA Champions League quarterfinal. He also helped the club to their first Scudetto in 33 years.
This season, Osimhen has broken different records, especially in the Serie A. The 24-year-old goal poacher broke Samuel Eto’o’s record to become the highest-scoring African player in a single Serie A season.
Also, the former Lille man is the highest-scoring African player in the history of the league, beating George Weah’s record. Osimhen is also close to winning the Serie A Capocannoniere.
Following his exploits, former President Muhammadu Buhari rewarded the Nigerian striker with the honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
Osimhen took to Twitter to celebrate his latest achievement.
“Today, I feel so blessed and grateful as I announce that I have been awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) award by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he said. “Today (against Bologna) also marked my 100th game for Napoli and I was fortunate to score two goals for my club, it is an amazing moment and feeling for me to be able to achieve this feat for this great club.
“This MFR recognition also means a lot to me, as it symbolizes the appreciation and support of the great Nigerian people for the dedication and hard work they have always put into their individual careers to make Nigeria Proud.
“My deepest gratitude goes to the Federal Republic of Nigeria for recognizing me at such a national level, and I am so humbled and grateful.
“I am proud to be a Nigerian and represent Her.”