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France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ; Simon Records Assist In Nantes’ Away Win

France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ;   Simon Records Assist In Nantes’  Away Win

Terem Moffi scored thrice as Lorient defeated Girondis Bordeaux 4-1 in their Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir on Sunday afternoon, reports Completesports.com.

Moffi scored two goals in the first half before adding the third in the second period.

The forward was replaced by Pierre-Yves Hamel six minutes before the end of the game.

It was the 21-year-old’s first hat-trick in Ligue 1.

He has now scored 14 goals in 28 league appearances this season.

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Samuel Kalu made his return from injury for Bordeaux in the game.

The winger replaced Jean Michael Seri in the 54th minute.

Also in France, Moses Simon bagged an assist in Nantes’ 2-1 away win at Strasbourg.

Simon set up Ludovic Blas for the winning goal 14 minutes from time.

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  • Basiliano 3 months ago

    Moffi is busy painting France red with goals

    HAT-TRICK from the young lad

    Super eagles striker’s in Europe are really doing well

  • Dortmund, psg and chelsea are you taking note of this young, raw talent. Don’t say we didn’t tell you about him.Come and get him now that he is affordable before he starts getting to 80m territory.
    Nice display moffi. Your confidence is really showing. Keep it up

  • Iheanacho in England, simmy in Italy, onuachu in belgium, moffi in france, sadiq in spain. All painting Europe with goals galore.
    Operation ‘Get your own Nigerian striker’ should be in effect.

  • Greenturf 3 months ago

    I can see desire from our front men to outdo the other.The fight for a place in that department is really hot and it’s helping our strikers to improve.
    Every weekend they post very impressive figures and you can imagine the first choice striker has the least goals and very recently he has improved his shootings and has added a couple of goals to his collection as Napoli continues to challenge for a champions league place.
    With Moffi’s goals pouring down like torrential rain,five in his last two involvement with Lorient yet he’s not even considered a front runner for a super eagles roster but with recent performances you can argue for his place in the team.
    Simeon Nwankwo also is posting impressive figures,just like Moffi he isn’t high up in the pecking order that’s how competitive the super eagles attack is at the moment and I hope other departments do take a cue.
    It’s interesting to know who Rohr would pick between this five hot strikers as our preferred three against Liberia and I’m very certain anyone of them left behind would feel hard done by as well causing traffic here in the forum because each one of this impressive five have their fans.

  • We have never had it this good in europe not even in the 90s.quote me anywhere. Not even during our golden age. Bring on the statistics let’s argue it out. We are in the golden age for the striking position. Chukwueze is doing the business against Barça and just scored a fantastic goal when through on goal,beating Ter Stegen. This is our period to dominate Africa again. Nations Cup here we come

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

      I think the 90s generation had something similar. Rashidi Yekini, Richard Owubokiri, Mike Obiku, Efan Ekoku, Jonathan Akpoborie and Victor Ikpeba all painting Europe red with 20-30 goals a season then. However, I think I will agree with you that this generation is something else. Onuachu, Simy, Iheanacho, Osimhen, Sadiq, Moffi all in the 20s to 30 goals range is something I doubt as ever happened before. Our attack is currently buzzing with a plethora of options and fans of the SuperEagles are particularly happy.

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

        Not to forget two of them were African footballer of the year. Rashidi Yekini and Victor Ikpeba. None of these generation has won that yet, but I believe Iheanacho and Osimhen and maybe Ndidi are heading towards that level anytime soon.

        • @Ayphillydegreat I meant that we had never had a generation where all the Nigerian strikers were scoring these bulk of goals AT THE SAME TIME IN THE TOP LEAGUES IN EUROPE. as for winning the African footballer of the year, I wasn’t even talking about achievements individually yet on the international scene as a team or individuals but club performance by Nigerian footballers in a season. This is like seeing Brazilians painting Europe red in all major leagues there. We have NEVER HAD IT THIS GOOD. I stand to be corrected. The sheer number of goals in the top leagues is scary for a defence to face if we’ll harnessed by a good technical group. Between ihieanacho, Sadiq, moffi, Simmy, Onuachu,osihmen they have plundered a whooping 110goals. That is mind blowing. Incredible. The Nations Cup is there for the taking of we put our house in order

    • To buttress my point,lots of Nigerian records held by our former greats have been shattered by so many of this boys doing so well.

      -Ihieanacho is currently the highest scoring African in the oldest world competition, The English FA Cup
      -simy just broke the record held by Martins as the highest scoring Nigerian in Italian league
      -Simy is the highest scorer in a single season in the top 5 leagues amongst Nigerian footballers
      -Moffi just broke Victor Ikpeba’s 24years record of being the highest scoring Nigerian in the French league
      -Onuachu is currently the highest scoring Nigerian ever in Belgium and list continues. We are stepping into a very important era of football in Nigeria. When the next World Cup will be around, the world would have sat up to tip us as one of the fearsome team to shake the world. Mark my world. The boys are still growing into their potential. Scary to imagine what it will be like when they finally mature into their full potential

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

        I think it would be really scary to see them attain their full potentials. It is indeed a golden era for our strikers. At the end of the day it will all come down to the Gernot Rohr era, just like it was in the Westerhoff era. However, it is imperative that this generation win something. At least an AFCON and WorldCup berth. Then we can begin to compare them with the greatest SuperEagles of all time. They’re gradually moving towards that direction though and I’m very optimistic about these generation of Eagles. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE#

  • xhuxhu 3 months ago

    TEREM MOFFI can no longer be overlooked in the Super Eagles…He should take Ahmed Musa’s place shikina!

  • Ako AMADI 3 months ago

    And Chukwueze scoring against Barcelona. Rohr’s fault if he cannot forge these excellent materials into a winning team !!

  • Shuma 3 months ago

    Thats his 14 goal of the season, Nigerian team is stacked. Number 5 in top goals scored in ligue 1, fc lorient is near relegation zone. This is called hard work, got to work your way up. Simy and Moffi playing for bad team yet scoring goals tells you of their abilities and literally carrying the team. A top goal scorer at the bottom half of the league tabke

  • Barth 3 months ago

    For me, Moffi is a modern day winger cum striker, if you watch lorient matches, sometimes he operates from right wing, he will be super dept addition to SE. If I were SE coach, I will never ignore Moffi, I will draft him either as a right winger, striker or left winger. I will always substitute him and chukwueze on that right wing. Then Ahmed Musa and Moses simon on left wing, depending on when lookman completes his switch. Supporting striker, iheanacho and iwobi, Chai, qualities everywhere!. This is a real golden age of naija football, but remember, best squad does not win trophies, but cohesive squad does!. Eagles for life!.

    • JimmyBall 3 months ago

      @Barth… So tell us, when Lookman completes his switch where do you put him? Also who goes out? When we clamor for players we should go further to say where they will play and how they will be integrated into the team… until recently, nothing was good about anyone from the home league until it was clear Musa had to sign in one NPFL team to justify further callups… then all of a sudden Rohr was forced to ok the local league and drop the bar for our captain… We must be modest in how we condemn those who havent yet to fortune to show their stuff on the big stage…

  • Sammy 3 months ago

    Moffi is to me the real competition for Osimhen in the national team. 6ft 2, big, fast, good in the air, fantastic first touch and excellent with both feet. He’s the epitome of the modern striker and for sure will be moving to a bigger club in the summer.

    I think it might be best to increase the number of players invited to camp to 26 players for the June qualifiers, subject to the availability of funds. This way the strikers in form can be integrated to the team ahead of the nation’s cup and world cup next year.

    • JimmyBall 3 months ago

      @Sammy let him show this same stuff again next season or even more for you to conclude in finality that he should be quickly elevated jumping others on queue before him who have also made consistently bold statements from their performance… Young players need to prove themselves with consistency not to just be seen as a one-season-wonder… dont you think?

      • Sammy 3 months ago

        Well that would be true if he was a one season wonder. He’s consistently elevated his performance as his level of competition increased. He scored 20 goals in 29 matches in Lithuania, 5 goals in 9 games in half a season in Belgium and now 14 goals in 28 games in France.

        He’s no flash in the pan.

        • JimmyBall 3 months ago

          @Sammy… Arokodare was banging in goals in same Lithuania also, when he moved to Bundesliga, I am sure he has not scored up to 5 in a whole season. I will be happy if Rohr will invite Moffi and give him atleast 25 minutes in any game fielded. But will Rohr grant him that going by his way of doing things? If Rohr invites him now and play Osimhen for 90minutes then bring on Moffi to play from 90th minute to 93rd minute… of what use will such snappy kind of involvement be? Moffi has what it takes to start games for Super Eagles but with Osimhen, Onuachu and Iheanacho ahead of him already on SE, will a Rohr be willing to give Moffi any worthy gifts in playing time even if invited?

          • Sammy 3 months ago

            But no one has called for the invitation of Arokodare (haven’t even heard of him if I’m honest), because he has not followed up his performance in Lithuania with a credible output in the Bundesliga. Moffi has done it in Lithuania, Belgium and now France. A step higher at every stage, and a step up in performance and raw numbers. No one can argue with that.

            You’re right in the sense that invitation to camp and the choice of who plays on the field should be dependent on the coach; however in saying that a 3-minute cameo is meaningless you seem to be discounting the importance of being in camp, training and blending with other members of the team, and getting to progressively understand the demands of the technical team.

            So he does not even have to play at all to make progress; invitation to camp alone is a huge step forward.

      • Jide Dola 3 months ago

        I totally disagree with this point, I believe is only in club football they have to watch a player performance for some season, we are talking about international football where you invite your most inform players for matches. I am not saying he has to make the team by all means buh he deserves a chance, every of our hot strikers in Europe deserve a chance, buh at the end aside all the club performance, let the handler choose the player that click well with the team.

  • JimmyBall 3 months ago

    @Barth… So tell us, when Lookman completes his switch where do you put him? Also who goes out? When we clamor for players we should go further to say where they will play and how they will be integrated into the team… until recently, nothing was good about anyone from the home league until it was clear Musa had to sign in one NPFL team to justify further callups… then all of a sudden Rohr was forced to ok the local league and drop the bar for our captain… We must be modest in how we condemn those who havent yet the fortune to show their stuff on the big stage… Just like some see Iwualu still as just another average bloke.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

    He’s only 21. I think in reality I will give him one more season to see how consistent he can be. The French league is a top 5 league and he has proven himself so far. Hopefully he helps Lorient avoid the drop and possibly move to a better club or stay with them next season to see how consistent he can be. Then we can start to fight for his inclusion in the main SuperEagles squad. From what I’ve seen so far I think he’s going to be a valuable addition to the SuperEagles of Nigeria. He’s already on the standby list and will surely get his chances.

    • Greenturf 3 months ago

      A player who could score 5 goals in two games in a top five league is good to go.
      He is as good as any of the fantastic six painting Europe with goals at the moment,however it all depends on Rohr what he wants.
      But Moffi is proven in three leagues and I’m sure he would pass the test in a better league or team in ligue 1.

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

        I quite agree with you @Greenturf. However, the likes of Sadiq and Onuachu have proven in other leagues how prolific they can be in front of goal. Iheanacho has done it before at ManCity. Not taking anything away from Moffi. He could even be better than Osimhen in the long run. How he didn’t make the U17 Eaglets of 2015 ahead of Chukwudi Agor, Osinachi Ebere and Kingsley Okonkwo is beyond me. The good thing is that Rohr has already spotted him and already on the standby list. I believe he will get his chances soon. But for now I have to be honest Osimhen, Onuachu and Kelechi are ahead of him in the pecking order. Some will even consider Simy ahead of him based on experience. He deserves a look in though, I just need to see one more season of top flight football to ascertain his readiness for the big stage.

        • Greenturf 3 months ago

          Absolutely @ Ayphillydegreat.
          The three you mentioned are the ones at the moment because they are tested and trusted.
          But nothing is a given at the moment.We can only wait and watch as things unfolds,only time will tell who our best three strikers are.Situations would certainly arise where others are called upon and it all depends on how they take their chances,their qualities on display,I trust Nigeria’s to sing a new song and forget their former heroes especially when a new sheriff is in town haha..

  • With the a vanlenche of strikers available for the S.E it will be better to set a strigent selection criteria like other big football nations such as Brazil, Germany, France etc.
    For instance any player playing in league 2 of any country shouldn’t be considered for now . Also only players playing in top five 5 should be look at.
    To this end our best strickers in Europe at the moment are Osihmen, simmy , mofi, and senior man kelechi.

  • Profjeff 3 months ago

    Make i cause small trouble……i think this moffi guy is as good as any Nigerian cf presently in europe,what he is doing is no fluke.nobody should say he should wait for 2 years,instead we should all agree that the coach have the final say…..afterall,england did not wait for 2 years before inviting saka or greenwood.i believe the coach will invite him anytime we have a friendly match to play…..this competition for the cf position is to much.this guy is waiting for one of them to slip up

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

      Nobody is saying he should wait for 2 years to get a call up. He’s already on the standby list with an opportunity to mingle with the main squad in the event of unforeseen circumstances like injury or loss of form to the players already ahead of him at the moment. At the end of the day if the gaffer call him up for our next internationals so be it and good for him and the SuperEagles. We do not have the luxury of friendly matches this year. All we have are important WorldCup qualifiers between May and November. 8 matches altogether if we win our group and make it to home and away playoffs. Afterwards it’s the AFCON in January and February. I don’t know any right thinking coach who will neglect his tried and trusted especially when they’re in form for an unknown. Unless if he’s bringing something totally different or better than the options we have at the moment. Just my one cent though. But we do have unbelievable options in our attack.

  • Sunny 3 months ago

    Moffi and sadiq are the real threats to Osimihen, these duo are skillful, big and they can hold the ball, good with both legs, I don’t want to be in Rohr’s shoes for now too many good strikers. At this point I think team work, assists and conversion ratio should be part of the determining factors when selecting our top strikers. Great job guys, continue to paint Europe with goals.

  • Osiemhen

    9ja on fire but for good

  • Gowetok 3 months ago

    Bros, stop talking about sadiq umar for now untill he gets to play in the laliga proper. The S.E is not a training or rehabilitation ground for division 2 players

    • Shuma 3 months ago

      Yet Awaziem and Collins are regulars for super eagles

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

        Simy at 28 has never played for a top or big club. Obviously, not every good player will have the opportunity to play for a big club. Meanwhile Sadiq has played for Roma and scored goals for Roma in the Scudetto in the past even before Simy dreamt of coming to Serie A. Simy has played 3 seasons in Serie A, this is the first time he has reached double figures in goals. He played in most of SuperEagles friendly matches on their way to Russia with minimal impact. I’m sure the coaches that saw him first hand know what he’s capable of. At least we’ve seen Sadiq at the Olympics and he was fantastic for Nigeria. He definitely must be an option in the WorldCup qualifiers coming up then it’s up to him to take his chances likewise Simy and Moffi. I know for sure there could be injuries, flight restrictions, clubs not releasing players and loss of form between now and then. Anyone of them can get a chance like Onuachu did and take it.

  • pompei 3 months ago


    They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
    While some strikers are busy scoring penalties (which is not a bad thing), some are shaking the net from open play in spectacular fashion, match in, match out.
    I think Moffi is ready for the SE, based on current form.
    My top 4 strikers for SE – Osimhen, Iheanacho, Sadiq and Moffi.
    Top 5 – Top 4 plus one of Onuachu and Simy.
    I like Simy a lot. Deadly in the box, great hold up and link up play, a clinical finisher. But Rohr prefers the energetic type. The striker that can run for 90 mins, harass defenders, and make runs, creating space for other to exploit. As good as Simy is, he does not have the energy of the top 4. If he adds more energy to his game, then the top 4 list will change. Until then, it is what it is.