Moffi shines for Nice in draw against FC Nantes
Super Eagles striker nets 15th Ligue 1 goal of the season
Terem Moffi had a hand in both goals for OGC Nice as they held FC Nantes to a 2-2 draw in their Ligue 1 clash. The Super Eagles striker took his goal tally in the league to 15 for the season after 27 rounds of matches.
With two goals to his name since moving to Nice, Moffi was hungry to add to his goals tally for the club as he came up against compatriot Moses Simon’s FC Nantes away from home.
The former FC Lorient striker opened the scoring for the away side after only five minutes with his 15th league goal and third for the side. English midfielder Ross Barkley fired a corner-kick into the box, and the 23-year-old striker headed home the opener from close range.
FC Nantes found an equaliser in the 31st minute through experienced French midfielder Moussa Sissoko. The former Tottenham Hotspur man finished off an attack after midfielder Ludovic Blas provided the assist.
Only four minutes letters later, the home side received a glorious chance to turn the tie on its head as they were awarded a penalty. Blas stepped up and sent his effort over the crossbar, with the scores remaining at 1-1.
Nigerian winger Moses Simon lasted only 65 minutes in the encounter before manager Antoine Koumbouare turned to his bench, calling on Egyptian striker Mostafa Mohamed.
Moffi turned provider for Nice as they retook the lead in the 71st minute through Burundi international Youssouf Ndayishimiye. The defender was on hand to fire home after Moffi laid the ball on a plate for him to score his first Ligue 1 goal.
With the match close to its conclusion and the points seemingly heading back with Nice, they were stung on the counter as Mohamed finished off a cross from Joao Victor, planting a header past Kasper Schmeichel to earn the home side a share of the spoils in the 88th minute.