BRILLIANT! Eagles’ Rating In AFCON 2019 Q-Final Win Against South Africa

BRILLIANT! Eagles’ Rating In AFCON 2019 Q-Final Win Against South Africa

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.


Had little or nothing to do in the game. Looked more assured in goal and distributed the ball well.


Had his best performance in the competition in the make-shift right-back position. Defended well and did his bit in attack.


A fine performance from the centre-back who helped shut out the South Africans for long spell in the game.


Capped a solid performance with the winning goal late in the game.


Started his first game in the competition and was solid all through.


Helped in screening the defence but contributed little offensively.


The Stoke City man worked hard as usual and played a key role in shutting out the South Africans especially in the second half.


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.


Caused problems for the South African defence with his pace, but his final ball most times was abysmal.


Scored his first international goal for Nigeria in the game and was duly voted man of the match.


Marked out of the game and looked ineffective all through.



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.

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  • Williams 5 years ago

    The boys made Nigerians proud, God bless SuperEagles, soar higher! And sorry to “Anti-Rohr campaign”, Omo9ja and his duplicates lol, Rohr gave you guys the middle finger once again, bunch of idiots!

  • francis owojori 5 years ago

    South africans were afraid to tackle Iwobi. he was highly respected- so he moved freely and punished them

  • Barney 5 years ago

    Not the best of ratings, every SE player irrespective of the level of contribution seem to score the same mark. I think Ekong and Chukwuemeka deserve more than others

  • Barney 5 years ago

    Not the best of ratings, every SE player irrespective of the level of contribution seem to score the same mark. I think Ekong, Iwobi and Chukwueze deserve more than others

  • Ajibola 5 years ago

    The super eagle were confidence of defeating south African before the kick off.

  • I said it SA will fall . up eagles

  • terrible Ratings as usual! Ahmed Musa worked is butt of on that eagles left flank. most of the Eagles attack came thru the left side and Musa on more than a few occasions beat his marker(s) and delivered crosses but there just wasn’t anyone in the box ready to tap the balls into the back of the net. Mr writer what game where u watching and analyzing?!? and then coming up with this ratings?

    • You are very right bro….The right back Mkhize won’t forget this match in a hurry…Just reminds me of the match the then wigan’s antonio valencia skinned Man Utd’s John O’Shea timelessly ….With better off the ball movement from our forward players…South africa would have picked the ball from their net at least four times

    • Kenny 5 years ago

      The rating is very OK, what is the essence of all the dribbles if the final passes were bad,Musa did lots of that yesterday. I totally agree with CS in this rating.

  • Rohr is so funny and naughty, he said in his interview before the match that South Africa were favourite to lift the trophy because they defected the host country. But in his heart it was just a mind game. I think the man has been given yam flour and ewedu with okro.

  • Steve 5 years ago

    Against Egypt they were Bafana Bafana…
    Against Super Eagles they became Banana Banana…
    We chop dem
    Well done Super Eagles….well done Nigerians!!..we have given them another drugs to smoke that will last them a while !!..let go for the cup !!..hahahaha!

  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    Thumps up to Awaziem he was my pre match worry against a quick RSA but he proved me wrong. Sometimes the players we fear most are the ones who put smiles on our face and the ones we hope will score the winning goal turns out to blow cold. Deo your pre tournament words still lives on.

    Game on Nigeria vamos!

  • Adeniyi 5 years ago

    Sometimes i wonder who writes the comments on this player rating. How can you say Akpeyi distributed the ball well? 21 of his passes were unsuccessful, the highest of any player in the game…he kept distributing the ball to those on the bench. CS pls up your reporting skills.

  • Wat if dey lost d rating would have been 4/10 5/ 10 3 / 10 igallo maybe 3 / 10. . Let me lecture igallo on d trick to get goals. Or probably be more effective in front. I. Go to d center circle . To open up ur opponent defence. 2 try to help ur defender once in a while .3 move to d left wing a bit 4 move to d right wing at some time. Try dis in training u see how goals wil be running after u.lik yekini .lastly dont bring down ur opponent in there box again . Y commit yellow card offence in opponent half.so if eagles meet strong team igallo wil always score with dis set rules.

    • Thank u for d advice. Simple short and precise. If I be igallo I will send u my winning bonus

  • Aauxtyne 5 years ago

    Okay o, I don’t see una rating. This one na my own below based on wetin I see o:

    Yea, generally, our boys (8/10) did the needful and contained the Boys the Boys (6/10).

    Akpeyi (6/10) looked confident on the day. The defence line provided a good cover for him. He conceded a goal that he could have probably caught or pulled away had he not ran towards the ball.

    I love the way J. Collins (7/10) and C. Awaziem (7/10) wade off Bafana coming forward. K. Omeruo (6.5/10) and W. Troost-Ekong (7/10) did not give the Bafana the chance to break through easily. In fact, their strikers were cancelled out.

    Ndidi (7/10) and Etebo (7/10) were good in midfield defense. The Super Eagles relaxed a bit with a goal lead which was worrisome. The Bafana’s goal came from set-piece, which VAR ruled not offside contrary to linesman’s ruling. They were lucky to have VAR stand in for them. The match could have ended 2-nil.

    Iwobi (8/10), Musa (8/10) and Chukwueze (8/10) did a lot, creating multiple chances. It could have been 4-1 if some of the chances created by them were utilised optimally.

    Ighalo (6/10) provided a little threat but could not add to the 3 goals in his kit.

    S. Moses (7/10) coming after half time in the 81st minutes, did well with the corner kicks crossing deep into the Bafana’s 18 yard box leading them to make mistakes that left W. Troost-Ekong (7/10) tuck in the winner at 89 minutes. What a goal!

    Balogun (6/10) came on in the 90th minutes to secure the winning goal. Good tactics from Gernot Rohr (8/10).

    We can do better!

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