Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Eagles players in their 2-2 draw against Ukraine – an international friendly match, at the Dnipro Arena, Ukraine on Tuesday September 10, 2019.
FRANCIS UZOHO 8/10
A superb performance from the often criticised goalkeeper who was dropped to third position at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Made a number of vital saves in the game to deny the hosts a better result.
OLA AINA 7/10
Started at right-back in place of Chidozie Amaziem. The Tornio man was good going forward to boost Super Eagles’ offensive forays and made a fine clearance to deny Ukraine from scoring late in the first half.
WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 7/10
The stand- in captain was solid at the back but his evening was cut short by a late injury and had to be replaced by Chidozie Awaziem.
SEMI AJAYI 7/10
Combined well with William Troost-Ekong at the heart of the defence. Showed he is ready for a regular berth in the Super Eagles.
JAMILU COLLINS 7/10
Defended well in the game but didn’t offer much going forward.
OGHENEKARO ETEBO 8/10
An energetic display from the Stoke City man. He was an influential figure in the midfield for the Super Eagles.
JOE ARIBO 7/10
Aribo scored a good goal on his debut and was impressive all through.
ALEX IWOBI 7/10
The versatile Everton player was behind most of the Super Eagles’ impressive moves in the game. Full of running and making himself available to receive the passes.
SAMUEL KALU 7/10
A lively display from the winger who was a thorn in the flesh of the Ukrainians especially in the first half.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 7/10
Missed a great chance to double Nigeria’s lead in the sixth minute otherwise it was a fine performance from the Villarreal of Spain player.
VICTOR OSIMHEN 7/10
Converted from the spot to double the Super Eagles lead in the 33rd minute.
ANDERSON ESITI 4/10
Took the place of Alex Iwobi 20 minutes from time and did little to help the Super Eagles protect their lead.
MOSES SIMON 4/10
Didn’t offer much after his introduction for Samuel Kalu in the 72nd minute.
EMMANUEL DENNIS 4/10
The Club Brugge man was subbed on for Chukwueze in the 82nd minute. Nearly scored the winning goal for the Super Eagles late on but his well placed effort saved by the Ukrainian goalkeeper.
Not Rated. He replaced Troost-Ekong in the 87th minutes
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