Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Eagles players in their AFCON 2019 quarterfinal 2-1 win against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday July 10, 2019.
DANIEL AKPEYI 6/10
Had little or nothing to do in the game. Looked more assured in goal and distributed the ball well.
CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM 7/10
Had his best performance in the competition in the make-shift right-back position. Defended well and did his bit in attack.
KENNETH OMERUO 7/10
A fine performance from the centre-back who helped shut out the South Africans for long spell in the game.
WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 7/10
Capped a solid performance with the winning goal late in the game.
JAMILU COLLINS 7/10
Started his first game in the competition and was solid all through.
WILFRED NDIDI 7/10
Helped in screening the defence but contributed little offensively.
OGHENEKARO ETEBO 7/10
The Stoke City man worked hard as usual and played a key role in shutting out the South Africans especially in the second half.
ALEX IWOBI 7/10
Against South Africa Iwobi played possibly his best match for the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Was quite effective in.many of the team’s offensive play. Provided a great assist for the first goal netted by Chukwueze.
AHMED MUSA 6/10
Caused problems for the South African defence with his pace, but his final ball most times was abysmal.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 8/10
Scored his first international goal for Nigeria in the game and was duly voted man of the match.
ODION IGHALO 5/10
Marked out of the game and looked ineffective all through.
MOSES SIMON 5/10
Took the place of Ahmed Musa and deftly played the cornerkick that led Nigeria’s winning goal of the game.
Not Rated. He only played a cameo role after replacing Alex Iwobi in the 90th minute.