Camara, Aubameyang, Nigerian Duo Lead List of Nominees for Top Award in France

Camara, Aubameyang, Nigerian Duo Lead List of Nominees for Top Award in France

Lukman Mumuni
April 3, 2024 at 11:45 AM
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  • The nominees for the 2024 Marc-Vivien Foe Award have been unveiled
  • The coveted accolade is presented to the best African player in Ligue 1
  • AFCON 2023 winners, Oumar Diakite and Wilfried Singo, made the list

Super Eagles duo, Moses Simon and Terem Moffi, have been included in the list of nominees for the 2024 Marc-Vivien Foe Award.

The Nigerians will face competition from the current holder of the award, Chancel Mbemba, ex-Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Senegal's Lamine Camara.

The individual award is presented to the best African player in the French Ligue 1 at the end of the season.

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Achraf Hakimi, Lamine Camara, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Moses Simon in action for their clubs in the French Ligue 1. Credit: @Ligue1UberEats.
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France 24 and RFI, the organisers of the award, announced the nominees for the gong on Tuesday, with the winner set to be announced in May, as reported by the Ligue 1 webpage.

Other players on the list are Algeria's Amine Gouiri and Nabil Bentaleb, Africa Cup of Nations winners Oumar Diakite and Wilfried Singo, Burundi's Youssouf Ndayishimiye, and PSG's Achraf Hakimi.

Aubameyang, a winner of the award in 2013 while playing for Saint Etienne, remains a favourite following his outstanding campaign with Olympique Marseille, per Sporting News.

Meanwhile, Camara has been FC Metz's shining light in a tough campaign, with Terem Moffi reaching a new milestone in the league after netting his 50th goal.

FC Nantes' Simon has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to an injury.

Moffi scores 50th goal in France

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Moffi netted his 50th goal in the French Ligue 1 despite OGC Nice's loss at home to FC Nantes.

The Super Eagles forward, who is in imperious form, is now up to 10 goals in the 2023/24 Ligue 1 campaign in 23 matches.

With his goal against Nantes, Moffi became one of only two Nigerians to have scored at least 50 goals in the French top flight.

Simon set to undergo surgery

Sports Brief also reported that Simon underwent surgery following an injury he suffered during Nigeria's 2-0 loss against Mali.

He was said to have suffered a fractured ankle on his left leg and will reportedly undergo a period of medical supervision.

Simon has been ruled out of action for the remainder of the season as the Eagles overcame the AFCON silver medalists.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.