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Exciting News: Simon and Moffi Up for Marc-Vivien Foe Award in Ligue 1



The prestigious Marc-Vivien Foe award for the best African Player in Ligue 1 has nominated the Super Eagles pair, Moses Simon and Terem Moffi.

This season, Moffi and Simon have showcased remarkable performances for their respective clubs.

In a recent match where OGC Nice fell 2-1 to Nantes, Moffi notched his 50th Ligue 1 goal.

With 10 goals in 23 appearances for Les Aiglons this season, the 24-year-old striker has been in superb form.

It’s worth noting that Moffi was also a nominee for the award in the previous season.

Simon, unfortunately sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an ankle fracture sustained during international duties last month, has contributed three goals and six assists in 22 league matches.

Both players aim to follow in the footsteps of past Nigerian victors, Vincent Enyeama and Victor Osimhen, who have claimed this esteemed award.

Alongside Simon and Moffi, there are nine other nominees contending for the award.

These include Marseille’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon, Algerian players Nabil Bentaleb (Lille) and Amine Gouiri (Stade Rennes), PSG star Achraf Hakimi from Morocco, and Senegal’s Lamine Camara (Metz).

Completing the list are last season’s winner Chancel Mbemba (Marseille) from DR Congo, Oumar Diakite (Reims) from Ivory Coast, Moffi’s teammate Youssouf Ndayishimiye from Burundi, and Wilfried Singo from Monaco.

The recipient of the award will be declared on May 13.