April, 20 2023.
Super Eagles and OGC Nice striker Terem Moffi has been named among the eleven finalists for the 2023 Marc-Vivien Foé prize, an award given to the best African player in the French Ligue 1.
Should Moffi win the award, he will join compatriots goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Victor Osimhen, who both scooped the award while playing for LOSC Lille Metropole, as the only Nigerians to have won it.
Enyeama scooped the award during his time at Lille in 2014, whilst Oshimen won it in 2020, shortly before he relocated to Italy to join SSC Napoli.
A jury of nearly 100 former players and journalists specialized in French and African football will choose the winner of the award, who will be revealed on Tuesday May 30, 2023.
The Prix Marc-Vivien Foé is an annual award instituted by the French Football Federation (FFF) and football's world governing body (FIFA), as a mark of honour to the late Cameroun player, Marc-Vivien Foé, who slumped and died on the pitch during a FIFA Confederations semifinal match in Lyon France, in June 2003 between the Indomitable Lions and Colombia, aged 28.
The awarded is reserved for the best player who represents an African national football team, while plying his trade in Ligue 1.
The other nominees include; Morocco's Achraf Hakimi and Yunis Abdelhamid; Guinea-Bissau forward Mama Samba Balde, Malian midfielder Mohamed Camara, Senegalese forward Habib Diallo, and French-Ivorian midfielder Seko Fofana.