Completesportsnigeria..com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Eagles players in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg…
IKECHUKWU EZENWA 6/10
Got the nod ahead of Daniel Akpeyi and Theophilus Afelokhai and didn’t do his chances of a regular berth in the Super Eagles any harm even though he was not really tested in the game.
SAMUEL KALU 7/10
Put a lively performance for Eagles in an unfamiliar right-wing back role. His cross was deflected into the net for Nigeria’s only goal of the game.
LEON BALOGUN 6/10
Looked rusty in the first half but picked up in the second half as the Super Eagles shut out the hosts. Had a bitter argument with Bafana Bafana, coach Stuart Baxter late on following a tangle with Percy Tau.
WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 6/10
Improved after the break after a unimpressive showing in the first half.
KENNETH OMERUO 6/10
Had a tough time stopping South Africa goalscorer, Leobong Mothiba but posed an average showing in the game.
JAMILU COLLINS 6/10
Didn’t do his chances of securing a regular berth in the team any harm despite been outplayed by the pacy Percy Tau in the first half. The Paderborn defender will also need to improve on his crosses .
JOHN OGU 6/10
Didn’t influence the game much despite staying on the pitch for the entire 90 minutes. Not a convincing performance from the big midfielder.
OGHENEKARO ETEBO 6/10
Gave the ball away a couple of times and was no way near his best in the game. Perphas, the Stoke City man missed the presence of Wilfred Ndidi in midfield.
ALEX IWOBI 5/10
The Arsenal winger started the game brightly but fizzled out completely later on. His touches were way too ineffective and he looked sloppy all through. He was hauled off late on with Semi Ajayi taking eehis place.
AHMED MUSA 7/10
Unlucky not to have a goal in the game with his efforts. His goal was wrongly ruled out for offside.
KELECHI IHEANACHO 4/10
A disappointing performance from the forward who was duly replaced by Isaac Success in the second half.
ISAAC SUCCESS 4/10
Looked lively when he came in for the misfiring Iheanacho in the second half but didnt get any meaningful chance to restore Nigeria’s lead
Entered the fray for Ahmed Musa four minutes into the end of the game. Not ratef
Not Rated too. He replaced Alex Iwobi in the 93rd minute.