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Balogun Bags 8th Ligue 1 Goal In Reims’ Home Win Vs Simon’s Nantes

Balogun Bags 8th Ligue 1 Goal In Reims’ Home Win Vs Simon’s Nantes

Arsenal on loan striker Folarin Balogun netted what was the winner as Reims pipped Nantes 1-0 in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

It was Balogun‘s eight goal for Reims and his second goal in his last three games.

Also in action was Super Eagles forward Moses Simon who played for 90 minutes.

Balogun scored the only goal of the game on 83 minutes after converting from the penalty spot.

Also Read: Moffi Scores Goal No. 9 In Ligue 1 As Struggling Lorient Lose To PSG

Reims are now unbeaten in their last six fixtures while it is a first defeat for Nantes since October 13 when they lost 4-0 to Freiburg in the Europa League.

Reims move up to 11th on 16 points and Nantes are 16th on 12 points in the league table.

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  • Glory 2 years ago

    Peseiro please have a look on this guy before it gets too late.

  • Akunde 2 years ago

    SE’s problem is not lack good players so that we go looking at every player of Nig descent we hear or know is showing mediocre play.
    Our key problem is a good coach who has the strategy or will use our players and develop our own style of play and name it.

    • Golden Child 2 years ago

      One would think we have a plethora of quality strikers going by your submission. Apart from Osimhen and perhaps Sadiq, which other top quality striker do you have. Observe the young man’s skill set before you dismiss him. Dessers and Moffi are decent but not top level. Dessers technique leaves alot to be desired and same with Moffi. The latter is slightly better.

      I can tell you unequivocally that Balogun would be a top striker and now is the time to get him. A striker who can also play behind the striker , pacy, superb technique and a high football IQ. His movement is top notch, he just needs to work on his strenght and you have a player. This is exactly how the NFF mismanaged eze who had trained with us but they waited for the 3 lions u20 to cap him before scrambling for him.

      That is the story of Nigeria, misfits in every facet of administration in the country.

  • Akunde 2 years ago

    A plethora of players without a productive coach amounts to nothing unlike the availability of a good coach which can lead to a plethora of good playera foe the SE.

    All these monsy making coaches that NFF is hiring won’t offer anything evwn if we rexruot our brothers who are doing well in their clubs

  • Golden Child 2 years ago

    National team coaches can not be the ones saddled with the responsibility for developing players . The reason is quite simple, they have very limited time to work with the players. A players development is the club’s responsibility.

    We might have many players but do we have quality? I sincerely do not think so. Is it with shehu abdulahi, etebo who was overtly exposed to be out of his depth at the EPL, or iheanacho who is benched by patson daka of Zambia. It took mikel arteta 3 years to build a formidable team, NFF since Rohrs employment are still building after over 6 years. A lot of this has to do with the constant intrusion of the NFF who dictate to the coach who to select. That is why the likes of Shehu would always be in the team, same also with Musa who is coming to the twilight of his career. The only reason we had a solid team in the 90s was because Westerhof had unfettered access to the VP who was an ardent football fan. We might not witness such heights again because the administrators would not allow the coach to do his job. The Eguavoen’s of this world and Paul Bassey would continue to dictate the players that are invited.

    The present SE has immense potential but coach needs autonomy to carry out his duties. There are areas in the SE that needs to be strengthened e.g. CB defense, goal keeping ,additional midfield DM and a 10, we need another right back to give aina competition and another formidable striker as cover for Osimhen. What we do have are very good wingers. If they fix this, then we can compete with the best in the world.

    • Akunde 2 years ago

      Ah, club performance helps, but know there is club politics by coaches.
      I Daka more contributive to Leicester City in a gane than Iheanacho? Forget Roger and his failed politics, as other club coahces do.
      National coaches dont only transform players, they create a playing pattern for the team ans fans see it. Nothing like this in Nig’s SE. Which pattern did Rhor create afyer the many yrs. Ok, only onw pateern, chop you own make we chop our own then go your own. Mtcheeeew

    • Sunnyb 2 years ago

      Well said bro, Balogun is far ahead of iheanacho, onyekuru, but they will never invite Balogun or Olayinka, bunch of jesters 

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