Simon Moses Voted FC Nantes Player Of The Year [2019/2020]

Simon Moses has been voted as the player of the year at his French Ligue 1 club – FC Nantes in the truncated 2019/2020 season.

In a statement by FC Nantes on May 27th 2020, Simon Moses scored the highest number of votes from the side’s fans. Simon got 40 percent of the votes cast by the 3,500 voters, according to the French team.

The 24-year-old winger joined FC Nantes from Levante in Spain last summer, the winger has played 30 matches and scored nine goals with eight assists.

According to FC Nantes:

“With nine goals and eight assists in 30 games played, all competitions combined, Moses Simon left a lasting impression.

He is voted ‘Canary of the 2019-2020 season by Iliane’ by you, supporters of the Yellow and Green”

The player while reacting to the development, said:

“Thanks; I’m honoured.”

He is the side’s joint-top scorer in the domestic league alongside Ludovic Blas who has equally scored nine times but beat his teammate due to his assists – five.

He joined Levante from Gent on a five-year contract in August 2018 with a goal in 19 appearances during his debut campaign at the Spanish La Liga club.

Simon Moses, a product of GBS Academy, started his European sojourn at Ajax in 2013 but failed to secure a deal after playing for them in pre-season. He then moved to Slovakia to join Trencin in January 2014 where he spent a year before joining Gent a year later.

He spent three years in Belgium winning the First Division A title in the 2014-15 campaign and the Belgian Super Cup in 2015.

Since he made his international debut for Nigeria in June 2015, Simon Moses has been ever-present in Gernot Rohr’s squad and he helped them to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

A muscle injury ruled Simon out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup squad, however, he has played 33 games for the three-time African champions with five goals to his name so far.

 

 

*This news was first copy-edited by Favour Mishirya on the 8th of June, 2020 and was last modified by Toju Micheal Ogbe on the 8th of June, 2020.

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