The Super Falcons posted a solid if not spectacular performance to book a place in the semi-final of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.
Completesports.com‘s ADEBOYE AMOSU provides an overview of each player’s performance in the encounter at the Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca.
CHIAMAKA NNADOZIE 7/10
Largely untested in the game. The Paris FC goalkeeper organised her defence well but could do well his ball distribution.
TONI PAYNE 7/10
Another solid showing from the versatile Sevilla star. Started at right-back and was later moved to left-back position.
ONOME EBI 7/10
Led her team with dexterity. Showed she can still compete at the highest level despite her age.
OSINACHI OHALE 7/10
Combined well with Onome Ebi at the heart of the defence. A good showing from the Alaves defender.
ASHLEIGH PLUMPTRE 7/10
Started her second game of the competition. Coped well in an accustomed left-back position.
HALIMAT AYINDE 8/10
The defensive midfielder was a delight to watch. Controlled the midfield and also protected the defence.
CHRISTY UCHEIBE 7/10
Another good showing from the Benfica midfielder. She was replaced by Regina Otu late in the game.
NGOZI OKOBI-OKEOGHENE 8/10
Combined well with Halimat Ayinde and Christy Ucheibe in midfield. She played a key role in Nigeria’s winning goal.
RASHEEDAT AJIBADE 9/10
The girl with the blue hair scored the decisive goal for the Super Falcons and deservedly won the Woman of the Match award.
FRANCISCA ORDEGA 7/10
The winger played well in the game. She was replaced by Uchenna Kanu in the second half.
IFEOMA ONUMONU 7/10
She was a bit isolated upfront at times. Produced a superb cross for Rasheedat Ajibade’s winning goal.
MICHELLE ALOZIE 6/10
She helped protect Nigeria’s lead after replacing Ashleigh Plumptre in the 63rd minute.
UCHENNA KANU 5/10
Didn’t do too much following her introduction in the second half.
RITA CHIKWELU 5/10
Helped the Super Falcons kept control of the midfield in the latter part of the game.