Moffi’s Overhead Goal wins UEFA Award

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The UEFA Europa Conference League goal of the week has been selected as Terem Moffi’s spectacular overhead kick against Basel in the encounter on Thursday’s first leg of the quarterfinals.

The Eaglets held Basel to a 2-2 draw thanks to a brace from the Nigerian international, which included an incredible kick.

He becomes the third Nigerian to receive the honour this year, joining Samuel Chukwueze and Yusuf Otubanjo, who both scored for Pyunik in their 2-0 victory against Slovan Bratislava and Yusuf Otubanjo, who volleyed against Lech Poznan in the group round of the tournaments.

The knowledgeable Nigerian striker gave Nice a 2-1 lead just before halftime by meeting a cross with a fantastic header. He had previously scored his club’s first goal, an equalise after Zeki Amdouni gave the home team the lead in the 26th minute from the penalty spot.

Amdouni saved a point for the RotBlau by scoring the equaliser in the 71st minute, but it was not enough to give his club an away victory as Basel fought back to clinch a 2-2 draw in the first leg.

In response to his overhead kick, Moffi stated in a post-game interview on Canal+, “It was a special goal, a special moment. I would never have imagined scoring such a goal. Honestly, I had no idea what I was doing. I saw the ball coming and I tried. The goal of the year? Maybe not. But maybe the goal of the competition.”

Speaking further, he said, “To be honest, it’s not something you can prepare for. I saw Haaland do it last weekend (against Southampton) and I was like, ‘Why not?”

Additionally, Moffi instructed Didier Digard’s team to play with more consistency in the return match. Nice must triumph in the rematch at the Allianz Riviera on next Thursday in order to advance to the round of four.

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