Simon Moses congratulates Victor Osimhen on becoming Best African player in Ligue 1
Simon Moses has congratulated his international team-mate Victor Osimhen after Lille forward won the award for the Best African Player In Ligue 1
Victor Osimhen beat Simon and eight other African stars to the award.
Simon Moses tweeted….
Osimhen succeeds last year’s winner Nicolas Pepe as well as becoming the second Nigerian after Vincent Enyeama (2014) to claim the individual prize since inception in 2009.
The 21-year-old, who joined Lille from Belgian Pro League club Sporting Charleroi last summer was also named the club’s player of the year.
Osimhen scored 18 goals and registered six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions for Lille during the campaign.
Simon Moses also enjoyed a successful debut campaign in France for Nantes.
The versatile winger scored nine goals and grabbed eight assists in 30 games across all competitions for the Canaries.
He also picked up the Nantes’ player of the year and goal of the season prize.
Simon Moses received his first call-up to the Nigerian national team by coach Daniel Amokachi in March 2015.
He made his debut on the 25th of the same month in an international friendly against Uganda.
Simon Moses scored his first goal for Nigeria in an international friendly against Niger on 8 September 2015, the second in a 2–0 win
He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics
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