Lens vs Nice: Terem Moffi surpasses Lookman to become 3rd top scoring Nigerian in top 5 leagues

Terem Moffi scored a brace in Lens vs Nice || Image credit: imago

Lens vs Nice: Terem Moffi surpasses Lookman to become 3rd top scoring Nigerian in top 5 leagues

Faruq Ibrahim 13:29 - 17.03.2024

Super Terem Moffi scored twice to help OGC Nice move to fourth, displacing Lens, while also unseating Ademola Lookman as the third most potent Nigerian striker in the top five leagues.

Nigerian striker Terem Moffi returned to goal-scoring ways with a brace to help OGC Nice trump Lens.

Les Aiglons travelled to the north of France to face Lens at the Estadio Bollaert-Delelis in what was a European-place six-pointer. It was the visitors who came out on top thanks to a brace from their Nigerian striker, which saw them leapfrog their hosts on the log and move into 4th.

The goals also helped Moffi make some upward mobility of his own, as he climbed into the top three Nigerian scorers in the top five leagues.

Terem Moffi brace hero 

The former Lorient striker combined with 20-year-old Mohamed Ali-Cho as early as the 11th minute of the game to put Nice ahead. They doubled it eight minutes after returning from the half-time break; this time, Cho was assisting a new dance partner, Kephren Thuram.

In the 67th minute, Moffi was handed the responsibility of taking the visitors lead to three from the penalty spot, and like he did for the Super Eagles at the AFCON, he finished coolly past the goalkeeper to register his brace.

Elye Wahi pulled one back for the hosts, but it served as mere consolation, as Nice went back home with all three points.

Moffi becomes the third-highest-scoring Nigerian in the top-five leagues 

The 11th-minute strike was Moffi’s eighth league goal of the season, which took him level with Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman, who was the Nigerian with the third most goals in Europe’s top five leagues; the penalty, however, took him one clear.

Now above Lookman and fellow Ligue 1 striker Akor Adams (seven goals) in 4th and 5th, respectively, he is still behind Bayer Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface (10 goals) and the main man himself, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen (11 goals).

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