Super Eagles Star Moses Simon Impressive As Nantes Beat Nice to Claim Coupe de France

Super Eagles Star Moses Simon Impressive As Nantes Beat Nice to Claim Coupe de France

  • Moses Simon has won the Coupe de France with Nantes following their 1-0 hard-fought victory over Nice on Saturday
  • The Nigerian international has had an amazing season for the French club and now he has a title to show for it
  • Ludovic Blas’ 47th-minute goal was enough to earn Nantes this season’s Coupe de France over impressive Nice

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon was instrumental to Nantes’ Coupe de France glory as the Nigerian wins his first trophy in France following their 1-0 win over Nice at Stade de France.

Simon who has been impressive for the club all season was in action for 73 minutes and made three important passes as well as five delicious crosses.

The 26-year-old also saw his only shot of the tie go slightly off target but in the end, his side claimed their fourth Coup de France.

Moses Simon, Nantes, Coupe de France, Nice
Moses Simon impresses in Nantes' win over Nice as they claim Coupe de France. Photo: Tnani Badreddine
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It was highly entertaining from start to finish as both teams took it from end to end in their respective bid to open the scoring.

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Marcin Bukla was impressive in Nice’s goal as he denied Nantes twice helping his side to a goalless draw in the first half, but it didn’t much sought after goal came.

Ludovic Blas opened the scoring for Nantes in the 47th minute from the penalty spot after a handball incident had given his side a spot-kick.

Pulse Sports reported that Nice tried to find their way back into the game, but Alban Lafont was solid in Nantes' goal.

With pressure mounting, Nantes manager Antoine Kombouare took off Simon for Osman Bukari in the 73rd-minute and that was how it ended.

Newcastle United table staggering offer for Victor Osimhen

Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen could be tempted to move to the English Premier League next season after Newcastle United tabled an audacious offer for the Nigerian forward.

Eddie Howe’s team are already gearing up for the 2022/23 season and are willing to invest heavily into their squad to be able to push for a European spot.

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The Magpies are said to be ready to offer the Super Eagles striker up to €9million in salary per year to tempt him away from Napoli.

Iwobi credits his impressive form to Frank Lampard

Sports Brief earlier reported that Alex Iwobi is enjoying playing football once again as the Super Eagles midfielder is considered one of the key players at the English Premier League club, Everton.

Iwobi who has witnessed an upturn in his club form has now credited current Everton manager, Frank Lampard for his latest rise in form.

After a private conversation with Everton boss Lampard, the former Arsenal winger believes he has persuaded Lampard in words and actions that he can do a good job in central midfield.

Source: Sports Brief News