Completesportsnigeria. com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU rates the performance Super Eagles’ players in their 3-0 win against Seychelles in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group E match at the Stade Linite, Victoria on Saturday September 8, 2018.
FRANCIS UZOHO 6/10
The Elche of Spain goalkeeper was virtually on holiday as the hosts failed to register a goal on target in the game.
CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM 6/10
Put up a fine performance in the game despite playing in an unfamiliar right-back position. Awaziem scored Nigeria’s second goal, his first for the Super Eagles.
KENNETH OMERUO 6/10
He was booked for a rash tackle late in the first half. The centre-back combined well with Leon Balogun in the heart of Super Eagles’ defence, but will need to cut out the unnecessary mistakes in his game.
LEON BALOGUN 6/10
Solid as ever even though the opposition didn’t threaten much. The Brighton defender used the ball well and also supported the attack at every opportunity.
BRYAN IDOWU 6/10
Defended well but didn’t support Ahmed Musa much on the left side of the Nigeria’s attack.
OGENYI ONAZI 6/10
The midfielder was largely influential in the first half when the Super Eagles totally dominated their hosts but fizzled out a bit after the break. An above average showing from the Trabzonspor of Turkey man.
WILFRED NDIDI 7/10
Took charge of things in the midfield for the Super Eagles in the absence of skipper John Mikel Obi. One of his best games in the green and white colours of Nigeria.
KELECHI IHEANACHO 6/10
His well taken free-kick which bounced off the woodwork was put into the net by Chidozie Awaziem for Nigeria’s second goal. Iheanacho who was also booked in the game was replaced by Oghenekaro Etebo in the 74th minute.
SAMUEL KALU 7/10
The winger impressed on his debut for the Super Eagles even though he played to the gallery a couple of times in the game . Won the penalty that was converted by Odion Ighalo for Nigeria’s third goal.
AHMED MUSA 7/10
The captain led by example in the game. He scored a sublime goal to hand the Super Eagles the lead in the first half.
ODION IGHALO 6/10
Provided the assist for Ahmed Musa’s goal and scored the third from the spot.
OGHENEKARO ETEBO 4/10
Didn’t make any meaningful impact in the game following his introduction for Kelechi Iheanacho in the second half.
Made forays upfront after replacing the injured Chidozie Awaziem. Not a bad debut for the Rotherham United defender.
Took the place of Samuel Kalu five minutes from regulation time. Not enough time to rate the Galatasaray forward. He came close to scoring Nigeria’s fourth goal from Ajayi’s pinpoint cross on 90 minutes.