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French Ligue 1: Simon Nets Winner On Nantes Debut, Kalu Bags Assist In Bordeaux Away Win

French Ligue 1: Simon Nets Winner On Nantes Debut, Kalu Bags Assist In Bordeaux Away Win

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon enjoyed a memorable start to his career with Nantes by scoring the winning goal in the side’s 2-1 away win against Amiens at the Stade Credit Agricole de la Licorne on Saturday night, reports Completesports.com.

Simon started the game on the bench and took the place of Kader Bamba in the 73rd minute.

The Nigeria international then hit the winner for the visitors six minutes from time.

Khalifa Coulibaly opened scoring for Nantes in the 53rd minute, while Bongani Zungu equalised for the hosts in the 71st minute.

Also Read – Nantes Coach, Gourcuff: Simon Is The Creative Player We Needed

At the Stade Gaston-Gerard, Samuel Kalu provided an assist in Bordeaux 2-0 away win against Dijon.

Kalu laid the pass for Hwang Ui-jo’s opening goal for Bordeaux.

He was replaced by Yassine Benrahou 10 minutes from time.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • i dnt wnt dis guy simon in super eagle again, he cant get past marker except in trainning ground.

    chukwueze is 100% perfect dribbler.

    kalu 85% dribbler.

    iwobi 60% dribbler.

    onyekuru 60% dribbler.

    victor moses 20% dribbler.

    simon 4% dribbler.

    musa 10% dribbler.

    • Ikeben 5 years ago

      Obviously you don’t know Moses Simon. He remains one of Eagles best dribblers. Check him out in 2016-2018, when he was in Gent before the last world cup and even in the world cup qualifiers, he was one of the most exiting attacker full of speed and dribbling. Then came the injury that took him out of the world cup. Then he joined Levante and played more as a leftback defender.
      So either the injury or the leftwingback position he played last affected him or both.
      In the last Afcon, he was no longer as sharp in his dribbling as before but more defensive minded which still endeared him to coach Rohr.

      So now he is in a new club and hopefully he may be needed as a winger, which will definitely improve his attacking instinct again. No better way to show this than to score on your debut. Congrats Moses, we know you are destined for greatness.

  • Joshua 5 years ago

    Moses Simon is atleast 30%dribbler
    So which him successful life in france

  • Ololo 5 years ago

    Victor Moses is retired we don’t need to mention him in terms of dribble, he isn’t available for now.
    To Moses Simon let’s not forget that before the last world cup he was ahead of iwobi in the right wing position.. Scoring on your debut game is not usually an easy thing to do only great players manages to do that.. He would surely repay rohn for keeping his trust in him when injuries almost ruin his career same as igalo did after our coach kept faith on him.

  • truth v moses no longer with eagle again so stop mention him …. for simon am also fed up on him as a winger. excep he play as a wingback or fullback.

  • Sunnyb 5 years ago

    Well done Simon, stay grounded and continue to work harder I know you a are good player. Scoring a debut goal is a big deal, so you ve done well.

  • but if i can remember in just concluded afcon, simon despite several step-overs and numerous dribbling attempt, but could not get past a single ant.

    • Ikeben 5 years ago

      What is the purpose of dribbling and nothing to show. He had 2 assists in 5 games in the last Afcon. Which is quite impressive. In total 4 goals and 4 assists for Nigeria in 25 games.

      What dose it profit a striker to dribble the whole players and end up passing to the ball goalkeeper. He is a more matured player and delivers good crosses that are easily converted and also a goal scorer and a better team player.

  • The Super Eagles players acknowledge that Moses Simon is one of the best dribblers in the squad. And his weeks product is there. He had scored for both the Super Eagles as well as his new club Nantes

    “During one of his mazy dribbling run, a fellow player joked with another on the way he took out two players with his movements before using step overs to displace the third. A move that drew applause from the spectators.

    Owngoalnigeria.com correspondent heard his teammates joking about his dribbling abilities with statements like he dribbles without respect, a statement which sparked laughter”.


    • onwajunior 5 years ago

      That website is owned by either Simon moses or his agent. Check most of the articles before any major tournament, even during tournaments, they always hype Moses. Go back and check. I used to respect the website until I noticed it.

  • Larry 5 years ago

    Haters learn how to celebrate and encourage an accomplishment. Simon is the first SE player to score on his debut for Nantes.

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