Super Eagles and Nantes of France winger, Moses Simon has been nominated for the best African player plying their trade in French clubsides.
Simon was named among the twelve players on the final shortlist for the 2022 Marc-Vivien Foé Prize.
The Marc-Vivien Foé award, named in honour of the player from Cameroon who died in 2003 at the age of 28, is given to the best player representing an African national football team in Ligue 1.
Two Nigerians have previously won the awards in France, goalie Vincent Enyeama in 2014 and Victor Osimhen grabbed it in 2020.
Gael Kakuta of the Democratic Republic of Congo clinched the award plaque in the season 2020/2021.
Simon’s power play and work rate for French club Nantes this season has earned him a nomination for the best African player in France awards.
Nantes FC are presently pushing for top 4 and a continental ticket in the French ligue 1.