Super Eagles winger tops Ligue 1 assists charts, beats Auba and Dembele

Super Eagles winger tops Ligue 1 assists charts, beats Auba and Dembele
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Super Eagles players are doing well in Europe, causing Nigerian fans to salivate at the thought of what could be.

With the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers coming up soon, it would be nice for Super Eagles players to maintain top form.

The consistency of these players is of utmost importance to followers of the Nigerian national team.

With players like Victor Boniface, Victor Osimhen, Taiwo Awoniyi and Kelechi Iheanacho performing well every week, there is much to be hopeful of.

Moses Simon has also joined the fray of Nigerian top performers in Europe. The Super Eagles winger is not scoring as many goals as his comrades, but he knows how to create them.

The ability of the French Ligue 1-based player is an attribute the Super Eagles need.

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon tops assist chart in Ligue 1

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The French Ligue 1 is nine weeks gone, but the excitement never ceases. Nigerian players based in the league are contributing their quota to ensure the Nigerian flag flies high.

Terem Moffi, Akor Adams, and Moses Simon are all doing their bit. They are among the high fliers in the league.

While Akor Adams and Terem Moffi have five and three goals respectively (Behind Kylian Mbappe – 8), Moses Simon sits atop the assists chart.

The Super Eagles winger has four assists to sit atop the league charts.

Only two players match Moses Simon in this regard. Shamar Nicholson and Caio Henrique have four assists each, but Simon trumps them with his two league goals.

Moses Simon has four assists from nine matches, while Shamar Nicholson and Caio Henrique have played five and six games respectively.

Other casualties of Moses Simon include Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele.

In the chances per 90 category, Simon has not done badly with 0.67.

Other Super Eagles stars with good ratings

super eagles star Victor Boniface in action for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the Bundesliga
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In the German Bundesliga, Victor Boniface has scored seven league goals and is third in the ranking.

In the assists category, Boniface has three assists to rank seventh.

In the English Premier League, another Super Eagles star, Taiwo Awoniyi, has three league goals and two assists.

Despite his issues with Napoli, Victor Osimhen is second on the Capocannonieri chart with six goals. Only Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez has more goals – 11.

The Super Eagles are in good hands

With the African Cup of Nations coming up in Ivory Coast in January 2024, it is safe to say that the burden of goalscoring for the Nigerian side is secure.

The Nigerian national team has strikers doing well across the globe. Barring injuries, there are not many worries for the side.

However, the Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, has a massive job in his hands moulding the squad into a title-winning side.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).