Moses Simon celebrated FC Nantes’ triumph over Lorient with a heartwarming gesture towards a young fan, reminiscent of a father-son moment, marking the end of an exhilarating clash at the Stade de la Beaujoire.
The in-form Super Eagles forward showcased his prowess by both scoring a goal and providing two crucial assists in Nantes’ thrilling 5-3 victory over Lorient in Ligue 1, an impressive feat achieved on a Saturday.
Following the game, the Nantes players and technical staff shared the joy of their performance with their devoted fans, further solidifying their commendable start to the season.
In a touching video that circulated on social media, Moses Simon could be seen with an enthusiastic young boy who was passionately cheering alongside the players. Simon’s gesture was heartwarming as he lifted the young fan to share in the elation of the moment.
The match itself kicked off with FC Lorient taking an early lead when Eli Kroupi Jr. found the net in the sixth minute. Nevertheless, Moses Simon swiftly turned the tide by providing the crucial assist for Nantes’ equalizer in the 42nd minute, beautifully converted by Mathis Albine.
The second half continued to be action-packed as the hosts surged ahead, with Eray Comert and Egyptian sensation Mostafa Mohamed extending Nantes’ lead. Romain Faivre managed to pull one back for the visitors, but Simon once again played a pivotal role by creating an opportunity for Florent Mollet to score.
With just five minutes left on the clock, Lorient mounted a late comeback, scoring through Tosin Aiyegun. However, it was Moses Simon who had the final say, securing the win by calmly slotting home a penalty during injury time.
Throughout the season, the 28-year-old has been in sensational form, consistently delivering remarkable performances. His recent goal, which some have dubbed a “goal of the year” contender, came in a game against Clermont Foot last week, as highlighted in the reports by soccerng.com.
Moses Simon’s exceptional skills and his endearing connection with young fans continue to make him a beloved figure both on and off the pitch, inspiring hope and joy among football enthusiasts.