Super Eagles star player Moses Simon’s Ligue 1 side Nantes lifted the French Cup for the first time in 22 years after a narrow win over Nice at the Stade de France. Ludovic Blas scored the only goal from the penalty spot two minutes into the second half after Hicham Boudaoui handballed the ball in the penalty area. Nice came closest to equalizing when Andy Delort’s effort was cleared off the line by Andrei Girotto late on.
Super Eagles Star Moses Simon Wins French Cup
It is the fourth time Moses Simon’s side is winning the French Cup and their first major trophy since 2001 when they won the Ligue 1 title. It also means a place in the Europa League next season, their first European campaign in the past 20 years. That represents a dramatic turnaround in fortunes for Antoine Kombouare’s side, who needed to win a relegation play-off to stay in the French top-flight last season.
Saturday’s match was the first French Cup final since 2014 when to not have the Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain. Paris St-Germain we’re beaten on penalties in the last 16 in January by the runners-up Nice. With the win, it is expected that our Super Eagles star Moses Simon will be playing the Europa League next with the club if he is sold out as some English Premier League clubs are already showing interest in him.