Nigeria’s Moffi & Simon nominated for 2024 Marc Vivien Foe award

Nigeria’s Moffi & Simon nominated for 2024 Marc Vivien Foe award

Super Eagles forwards Terem Moffi and Moses Simon have been selected for the award of the best African player in the French Ligue 1 in the 2023-24 season.

The Marc Vivien Foe award is an annual award that was named after Cameroon legend Marc Vivien Foe who died during the 2003 FIFA Confederation Cup match between Cameroon and Colombia on June 26, 2003.

Moffi is leading OGC Nice’s charge for European football next season with his imperious contribution in front of goal.

The 24-year-old striker is the leading Nigerian goalscorer in the French top-flight this campaign with 10 goals in 23 matches for Nice who are currently fifth in the league table.

Simon, on his part, had an abrupt end to his 2023-24 campaign after an injury in the March international break with Nigeria but he was a crucial player for Nantes with a record of five assists, three assists in 22 Ligue 1 games.

Victor Osimhen (2019-20) and Vincent Enyeama (2013-14) are the only Nigerians to have won the award that was launched in 2009.

Other African players nominated for this year’s award are Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Marseille), Algeria’s Nabil Bentaleb (Lille), Senegal’s Lamine Camara (Metz), Ivory Coast’s Oumar Diakite (Reims), DR Congo’s Chancel Mbemba (Marseille), Burundi’s Youssouf Ndayishimiye (OGC Nice) and Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Singo (Monaco).

Democratic Republic of Congo captain, Chancel Mbemba won the 2022-23 award while Ivory Coast have won the award for the most times (5).

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