Nigeria: Moffi Says His Motivation Is ‘Following Osimhen’s Footsteps’

Moffi admires a former U-17 teammate who has risen to global attention.

Terem Moffi has forced himself into Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles plan with good performances and goals for Ligue 1 side, Lorient and the 21-year-old forward revealed to the official <a target=”_blank” href=””>Ligue 1 website</a> his motivations is linked with his admiration for compatriot, Victor Osimhen, who leads the line for Nigeria’s national football team.

“We played together in the U17s; I’ve known him for a couple of years. He’s a good guy, he’s been good to me on so many occasions so it’s like ‘this guy, you have to follow his progress, you have to learn from him.

“If he can do it in Belgium, why can’t I do it in Belgium, he did it in France, why can’t you do it in France as well you understand? So, it’s a motivation for me, yes!”

Moffi’s career began at FK Kauno Zalgiris in Lithuania in 2017. He was without a club after leaving Zalgiris. He then signed for another Lithuanian side, FK Riteriai, in 2018, from where he left to join the Belgian side, KV Kortrijk. And just like Osimhen, he spent one season in Belgium where he didn’t pull up any trees and after five goals in nine league appearance, he was sold to Lorient in France.

While Osimhen’s Lille side is fighting for Champions League spots, Lorient are relegation-threatened and stand just one point off the relegation places at the end of matchday 29 with Moffi’s eight goals in 23 appearances.

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