Moses Simon Dedicates Award to Teammates

Moses Simon of Nigeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, 3rd and 4th place match between Tunisia and Nigeria at Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 17 July 2019

Super Eagles’ man-of-the-moment at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Moses Simon, has dedicated his Man-of-the-Match award in Nigeria’s 3-1 win against Sudan yesterday to his international teammates.

“I’m happy to win this award, it’s nice to be named the best player on the night,” Simon said after he was presented with his award last night.

“The award is not for me alone, it’s for the entire team. The most important thing is that we won and I’m happy about it.”

The Nantes of France power player Simon scored one goal and bagged an assist as Eagles raced to a second Group D victory and a ticket to the knock out phase.

It was Simon who teed up Samuel Chukwueze for Nigeria’s opening goal in the third minute.

He then scored his side’s third goal a minute after the break.