Moses Simon inspires Nantes to first win of the season

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Moses Simon inspires Nantes to first win of the season

Ayoola Kelechi 16:10 - 17.09.2023
Nigeria's Moses Simon was the difference maker as Nantes won for the first time this season

Super Eagles forward Moses Simon was in fine form and scored the winner for Nantes against Clermont Foot as they claimed their first win of the 2023/24 season in a hard-fought 1-0 victory. 

Simon to the rescue for Nantes

Simon was a threat to the 90 minutes as his willingness and ability to take players on caused the hosts a mountain of problems. 

The Nigerian winger is starting to find his form again after a disappointing 2022/23 season with Les Canaries, and has been involved in a goal for Nantes in his last two games for the club. 

Simon followed up his assist against Marseille before the international break with the crucial goal against Clermont Foot that gave his side an invaluable three points in the league. 

Nantes live on the edge against Clermont Foot

Simon’s goal ensured that Nantes were victorious for the first time in five games this season, and also helped them stay outside the relegation zone, with Sunday opponents Clermont Foot remaining in the danger zone. 

The Super Eagles forward and his club will also be thanking their stars as the victory was almost snatched from them at the very end but for Muhammed Cham-Saracevic’s penalty miss in the sixth minute of extra time, which spared their blushes. 

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Up next for Nantes and Simon is Lorient in Ligue 1, with Les Canaries hoping to replicate their performance against Clermont Foot and claim another league win. 

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