FC Nantes of France winger, Moses Simon shook off a bout with fitness issues to get a starting shirt in the French Ligue 1 fixture versus Lorient, who had fellow-Nigerian forward, Terem Moffi on from the start as well, but both attackers could not score in the encounter.
On a weekend reports emerged that another French club, Olympique Lyon look likely to hook Racing Genk of Belgium’s in-form striker, Paul Ebere Onuachu this summer, Simon and Moffi both failed to hit the back of the net in a 1-1 draw that left Nantes in the relegation play-off zone with their fellow strugglers from Lorient.
Megasportsaena.com reports that Simon played for 76 minutes for the home team, while Moffi was pulled out just a minute from full time of the game that left Nantes 18th of the Ligue 1 log with 28 points from 30 matches, while Lorient are 17th with 29 points.
In Belgium, Racing Genk’s technical director, Dimitri De Condé admitted that it is increasingly likely that the club’s top scorer and leading marksman in the league, Paul Ebere Onuachu will bid farewell to the Belgian First Division A side in the summer transfer window.
With Onuachu on a roll in his best scoring form as a professional, with 27 goals in 32 matches across all competitions this season, leaving the pitch without netting in only 12 games, the former FC Midtjylland of Denmark giant has been linked with possible moves to Glasgow Celtic of Scotland and Olympique Lyon of France.
While Lyon have been rated better placed in terms of finances to hook Onuachu this summer, De Condé has admitted that Genk are already resigned to losing the tall striker, who is currently valued at 17m euro by international football transfer market experts.
In Belarus, Mukhtar Sanusi was thrilled to get a point on his top-flight debut with Dynamo Brest, as his side played out a goalless draw against visiting BATE Borisov on Sunday, with the youngster going on in the 70th minute for the home team.
Although Sanusi’s effort could not help his side get victory at home, the result took Brest up to third on the table in the top division football league of Belarus, with his side having earned four points from two matches.
Sanusi told SCORENigeria: “It was encouraging to draw with a good team like BATE Borisov, the whole team were happy with the result. We created some chances in the first half, but in the second we did a lot more defending as our opponents tried to score the winning goal.
“I would have loved to have done more in attack, express myself and show my qualities, but I spent a lot more time in defence as BATE came at us after halftime. It was my first official game, it was okay, I played it safe. I hope to keep working hard and take my chances when they come.”