What to know about Boniface's replacement, Terem Moffi in Nigeria's AFCON 2023 squad
Following an official confirmation of Victor Boniface's exclusion from the Super Eagles of Nigeria squad ahead of AFCON 2023, his replacement, Terem Moffi has taken center stage and here are things you should know about him.
The official statement released by the Super Eagles of Nigeria on the availability of Victor Boniface for AFCON 2023, was one that broke the hearts of fans worldwide who had anticipated to watch him play for his country. The Super Eagles of Nigeria also confirmed that Victor Boniface will be replaced by French Ligue 1's Terem Moffi and although his addition to the AFCON squad for Nigeria is still pending final approval by CAF, fans have shown concerns about knowing who Terem Moffi is and what he brings to the table as a footballer.
What club does Terem Moffi play for?
Teremas "Terem" Igobor Moffi is a 24-year-old Nigerian international who plays as a striker for the French Ligue 1 side.
How many goals has Terem Moffi scored?
In 2023 alone Terem Moffi scored 12 goals in 32 games for OG Nice in the French Ligue 1. His time at Lorient saw him score 34 goals in over 85 games before making a move to OG Nice in the same league.
When did Terem Moffi start playing for Nigeria?
Terem Moffi received his first call-up for the Super Eagles of Nigeria under the former coach of the team Gernot Rohr in May 2021 for the international friendlies played by the country in June 2021.
So far Moffi has scored 4 goals for Nigeria in 12 appearances.
Is Terem Moffi a good addition to the Super Eagles of Nigeria squad for AFCON 2023?
Terem Moffi's addition to Nigeria's squad ahead of AFCON 2023 which will commence on Saturday, January 13, 2024, is a welcome addition. His initial exclusion had raised numerous questions about the head coach's approach to AFCON.
It should however be noted that the youngster who is known for his quick feet and decisiveness in the face of goal also just recovered from an injury and as such will be used precariously by the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Terem Moffi will be effective if José Peseiro adopts a double-forward (2 strikers) approach for fixtures at AFCON 2023. He can also be deployed in the wing but his perfect position will be behind Victor Osimhen or alongside Victor Osimhen who is known for his partnerships with other forwards.