In the French Ligue 1, relatively unknown youngster, Terem Moffi, is now cranking up the steam after scoring his 4th goal of the campaign in Lorient’s 2-1 loss away to Maja and Kalu’s Bordeaux.
Three of his four goals have come in his last 3 games, as he starts to adjust to life at his new club.
This marks the first time in his young career that he will find the net in 3 consecutive games. The former Kortrijk forward is averaging an impressive 0.54 non-penalty goals per minute, the 8th highest in France.
This number easily betters that of Super Eagles golden boy, Victor Osimhen, during his stay in The Republic.
Osimhen managed 0.43 non-penalty goal per average in his record season at Lille over 0.1 less than the 21-year-old. Both players have followed similar career paths, blossoming in Belgium before moving to France.
Moffi had equalised for Lorient to cancel out Rema Oudin’s early strike. After being sent through on goal, his left footed drive was saved before he followed the rebound with a cushioned header in the 23rd minute.
Rema Oudin then restored his side’s lead 20 minutes later after his routine strike was deflected in by Bayasse.
Moffi was unlucky not to get a second when his deft backheel ricocheted off the bottom right post moments before Oudin’s second but he will find solace and consolation that he completed his first 90 minutes in Europe’s top 5 leagues.
🔥⚽ 21-летний нигерийский форвард @FCLorient Терем @7erem_ Моффи вчера не только забил головой забавный гол Бенуа Костилю, но и мог стать уже 9 января претендентом на звание “Гол года”. #Moffi @GFFN pic.twitter.com/e7i1jvTn8r
— Футбол Франции (@Franceball) January 10, 2021
Super Eagles winger, Samuel Kalu, started a league game for the first time since November but wasn’t involved in any of Bordeaux’s goals both scored by Remi Oudin before being withdrawn at the hour-mark.
Josh Maja also made an uninspiring cameo appearance after coming on in the 86th minute.
Moffi’s 4 goals in 13 appearances means he is now second in number of goals scored in Europe’s top 5 leagues by Nigerian players, with only Taiwo Awoniyi managing a better return (5).
Moffi will be longing to extend his streak to four consecutive games when Lorient host fellow relegation strugglers, Dijon, on January 17, the side with the worst attack in the league.
On the same day Maja and Kalu will have mlre opportunity to impress and show more consistency when they visit OGC Nice.