Moses Simon Only Super Eagles Player In Skysports AFCON Best XI


Nantes of France and Super Eagles winger Moses Simon was the only Nigerian player named by Skysports in their team of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament which was compiled using matric from

Simon who was by far the best Nigerian player at the tournament had an assist and a goal for Nigeria but beyond that his all round play made him the toast of fans of the Nigerian team.

Although Nigeria crashed out of the tournament in the round of 16 losing 0-1 to Tunisia, the 26 year old was  still considered as worthy enough for a spot in the team of the tournament published by Skysports.


In their narration, he pulled a total of 7.60 points making him the highest among Nigerian players at the tournament hence the only one to make the list of the best 11 players of the tournament, which ended yesterday with Senegal emerging as champions after beating Egypt on spot kicks.

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Central midfield: Moses Simon (Nigeria and FC Nantes) – 7.60 rating
The sole Nigeria player to make the team of the tournament, Moses Simon was a ball carrying machine up until the Super Eagles’ last-16 exit at the hands of Tunisia. The 26-year-old’s return of five completed dribbles per 90 was more than any other player as he successfully broke the lines to yield a rating of 7.60.