Simon with Gent in 2015
|Full name||Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon|
|Date of birth||12 July 1995|
|Place of birth||Jos, Nigeria|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Striker / Winger|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 August 2018|
? National team caps and goals correct as of 14 April 2018
Born in Jos, Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon is a product of the famed GBS Academy, the same football academy in Nigeria that produced the likes of Ahmed Musa. He was linked with Nigerian Premier League club Kaduna United, as many professional clubs around the world were also eager to sign him. On 10 May 2013 it was announced that Moses Daddy had signed a pre-contractual agreement with Dutch club AFC Ajax to join them in pre-season training, having previously been linked with Liverpool F.C. and Tottenham Hotspur. He made his first appearance for Ajax on 13 July 2013 in pre-season friendly match against De Graafschap, coming on as a substitute player and scoring the third and final goal in the 64th minute of the match, in a 3-0 away win. He made a further appearance on 17 July, playing for the reserves team Jong Ajax in a pre-season friendly match against Voorschoten '97, scoring the second goal in the 5-0 home win. On 25 July 2013 it was announced that Ajax would not sign the young Nigerian, ultimately waiving him from the pre-season roster. After the announcement discussions commenced with AS Tren?ín; Ajax partner club in Slovakia, which is owned by former Ajax player Tschen La Ling.
On 13 January 2014, Simon signed three-year contract for Slovak side AS Tren?ín. He would join his compatriot Kingsley Madu. He made his league debut in a 1-1 draw against MFK Ko?ice starting on the right wing alongside Gino van Kessel who was on loan from Ajax. He made his International debut during the club's 2014-15 UEFA Europa League campaign, when he was introduced during the second preliminary round of the competition, in the home match against FK Vojvodina Novi Sad from Serbia (played at the stadium in Dubnica, Slovakia). Moses Daddy scored a hat trick on his debut in the 4-0 win at home. AS Tren?ín would eventually get eliminated in the following round, drawing at home, and falling 2-1 away against Hull City.
In October 2014 ESPN sports prepared a scouting report on Moses Simon and the report linked the winger with a move to Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Hull City along with a potential return to Ajax. The situation evolved into a bidding war between Dutch club SC Heerenveen and KAA Gent, with the later contractually securing the winger for three years.
On 6 January 2015 it was announced that KAA Gent had signed Moses Simon to a 3-year contract. He made his debut for Gent on 17 January 2015 in a 3-1 win against Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz in league play. His second appearance occurred four days later in a 1-0 home win against Sporting Lokeren in the Belgian Cup, in which Simon was sent off 30 seconds after he entered the field. In his third league game, again versus Sporting Lokeren, Simon scored a hat trick after which he was named Belgian league player of the week. He quickly became a key player in coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck's formation and helped Gent win their first ever national Championship title in May 2015. Two months later, Simon assisted Laurent Depoitre's winning goal in the 2015 Belgian Super Cup against cup winners Club Brugge.
Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon plays for the Nigeria selection. He received his first call-up by coach Daniel Amokachi in March 2015 and made his debut on the 25th of the same month in an international friendly against Uganda, when he replaced Anthony Ujah after 59 minutes in the game. Simon scored his first goal for Nigeria in an international friendly against Niger on 8 September 2015, the second in a 2-0 win. He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
|Tren?ín||2013-14||Slovak Super Liga||14||7||--||--||--||14||7|
|2014-15||Slovak Super Liga||19||6||2||1||4[a]||3||--||25||10|
|Gent||2014-15||Belgian Pro League||17||7||3||0||--||--||20||7|
|2015-16||Belgian Pro League||32||3||3||0||5[b]||0||1[c]||0||41||3|
|2016-17||Belgian First Division A||30||5||2||0||10[a]||0||--||42||5|
|2017-18||Belgian First Division A||29||6||2||0||2[a]||0||--||33||6|
|1||8 September 2015||Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Nigeria||4||Niger||2-0||2-0||Friendly|
|2||11 October 2015||Edmond Machtens Stadium, Brussels, Belgium||6||Cameroon||2-0||3-0||Friendly|
|3||17 November 2015||Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Nigeria||8||Swaziland||1-0||2-0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||4 September 2017||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon||17||Cameroon||1-0||1-1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|