After a disappointing performance in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, here are Completesports.com’s Super Eagles player ratings against Côte d’Ivoire.
Pulled off a great save to keep the Eagles in the game when the Ivorians were piling in the pressure.
Couldn’t be faulted for any of the goals as he was left unprotected – 5
Played one of his worst performance in a Super Eagles shirt as he had no answer to Simon Adingra.
Was easily beaten for pace by Adingra whose cross found Sebastien Haller for the winner – 4
The only player who featured in every minutes for the Eagles and did his bit.
Unfortunately, could do little as the the pressure from the hosts was immense – 6
Continued his impressive performance as he gave the Eagles the lead with a superb header which unfortunately was not enough.
Marked his brilliant performance with the Player of the Tournament award – 7
Made a timely goal line block to preserve the Eagles’ lead unfortunately did not have the best of nights due to the overall poor performance of the team – 6
Returned to the starting line-up but had a game to forget as he had a hand in both of Côte d’Ivoire’s goals.
Was in no man’s land for the equaliser and his poor attempt to close down Franck Kessie proved costly.
Also, his poor clearance off a long pass helped the hosts capitalize which led to the second goal – 4
Put in his shift as usual but could not do anything to help contain the wave after wave of attack from the hosts.
Should be proud of his overall performance for the Eagles – 6
Failed to raise his game as he was no where close to his best as he was guilty of needlessly giving the ball away and offered nothing going forward – 4
Was a surprise inclusion in the first half but was rightly replaced early in the second half as he offered nothing to the team – 4
Was not at his best for the second game running and was rightly replaced.
Should still be proud of his overall performance in a team that was not given a chance prior to the start of the competition- 5
Had a game to forget as he had nothing to feed on due to lack of service.
Was eventually put out of his misery as he was pulled out – 5
Was surprisingly left out of the starting line-up and could not do much when he eventually came on for the disappointing Chukwueze- 5
Almost equalised for the Eagles but saw his shot blocked inside the box.
Did everything possible to drag the Eagles back into the game but his effort was futile -5
Made his second appearance in the competition as a substitute but could not help salvage anything – 5
Was brought on to help stabilize the Eagles’ midfield but was overwhelmed by the occasion.
Will use the AFCON 2023 as a learning experience going forward moving forward in the Eagles – 5
Was also introduced into the game but just like his previous performance failed to make any meaningful impact – 5
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