Moffi targets 9th goal in 20 Ligue 1 games for Lorient

Super Eagles prospect, Terem Moffi will be looking to score his ninth goal in twenty Ligue 1 outings for Lorient against Nimes at the Stade des Costieres on Wednesday.

The Nigerian striker has so far struck the back of the net eight times while also bagging one assist in 19 league matches in what has been a breakthrough season for him.

Moffi only last Sunday provided the assist for Lorient’s only goal in their 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Lille which ended their five-game unbeaten run in the Ligue 1.

Two minutes after Andrew Gravillon’s own goal put Lille ahead, Moffi helped Jerome Hergault in netting the equaliser on 23 minutes but it was not enough at the Moustoir Stadium.

Moffi was on parade for 74 minutes, the striker who joined Lorient from Belgian First Division A club, Kortrijk in September is enjoying a remarkable debut campaign in France.

The 21-year-old will turn his attention to Wednesday’s trip to Nimes and he will be aiming to rediscover his goal-scoring boots and help Les Merlus return to winning form.

A week ago, Moffi scored a brace in Lorient’s 2-2 draw with Monaco and just before that, he scored the match-winning goal which helped his team edge Paris Saint-Germain on January 31.

It remains to be seen if Moffi’s goal-scoring exploits could convince Gernot Rohr to hand the Nigeria-born star his maiden Super Eagles invitation ahead of next month’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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