Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola
Nice’s Nigerian striker, Terem Moffi has made the three man finalists award shortlist for the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé which is usually awarded to Ligue 1’s best African player each season.
Having joined Nice on loan from Lorient last winter with an option to trigger a permanent transfer at the end of the season, he has scored 20 goals this season going into the last two games including 17 in Ligue 1.
The ever-hungry lethal striker who has found the back of the net on eight occasions for Les Rouge et Noir, three of which have come in Europe, including his memorable scissor kick away to Basel have being an integral part of interim manager, Didier Digard’s revolution at the French club.
The centre-forward is up against Lens’s captain Seko Fofana and Marseille’s Chancel Mbemba, with the winner to be revealed on 30th May on Radio France Internationale as well as on rfi.fr and france24.com.
Bruno Génésio says Stade Rennais FC are preparing for a Ligue 1 Uber Eats ‘semi-final’ ahead their European six-pointer at home to AS Monaco on Saturday.
Rennes and Monaco can both still qualify for next season’s UEFA Europa League group stage with two games left to play domestically, and the first of those is against each other.
Monaco currently occupy fourth place behind UEFA Champions League trio Paris Saint-Germain, LOSC and Olympique de Marseille, with Rennes two places and three points back – but with a +12 better goal-difference.
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“We knew the results of our direct competitors,” said Génésio. “Regarding Monaco, it was an advantage (Monaco lost 3-1 to Olympique Lyonnais).”
“Goal-difference can count at the end of the season. Now we have, let’s say, a semi-final of the French championship. The fans can lift us against a team who are good away from home,” he added.
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