Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Eagles players in their 0-0 draw against Zimbabwe – an internatonal friendly game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba….
DANIEL AKPEYI 7/10
Had little or nothing to do in the game. Looked assured in goal and distributed the ball well.
OLA AINA 6/10
Defended wellz but didn’t offer much going forward. He was replaced at half time by Chidozie Awaziem.
KENNETH OMERUO 7/10
Looked solid in the 45 minutes he spent on the pitch. Proved he is ready for a starting berth in the team.
LEON BALOGUN 7/10
The Brighton & Hove Albion defender performed admirably in the game. Stood up to the threat of the Zimbabwe forward Knowledge Musona.
JAMILU COLLINS 7/10
Came close to getting the winner for the Super Eagles when he was put through clean on goal by substitute Ahmed Musa but wasted the chance.
JOHN MIKEL OBI 7/10
Controlled things in the middle of the park and also helped in the defence as well.
OGHENEKARO ETEBO 6/10
Started the game brightly but fizzled out afterwards. He also complemented Mikel’s in the midfield.
ALEX IWOBI 6/10
Gave the ball away a couple of times. He will need to show more consistency to prove he is ready for a big role in the Super Eagles.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 7/10L
ooked lively for most part of the game. Came close to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a fierce shot from outside the box.
SAMUEL KALU 6/10
Didn’t make much impact in the game. He will need to do more in subsequent games to prove he is worthy of a starting berth in the team.
PAUL ONUACHU 6/10
Wasted a good chance to put Nigeria ahead early on in what was a disappointing display.
CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM 6/10
Came in for Ola Aina after the break and contributed immensely in keeping the Zimbabweans quiet.
AHMED MUSA 6/10
He was lively following his introduction though he couldn’t help his win the game.
WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 6/10
Proved his call after taking the place of Kenneth Omeruo after the break.
VICTOR OSIMHEN 5/10
Toiled hard after replacing Paul Onuachu but couldn’t come up with the winning goal.
HENRY ONYEKURU 5/10
Showed a glimpse of his talents following his introduction in the place of Samuel Chukwueze.
Not Rated as he only has a cameo role after replacing captain John Mikel Obi in the 85th minute