IMPRESSIVE, KEEP IT UP: How Super Eagles Rated Vs Argentina

IMPRESSIVE, KEEP IT UP: How Super Eagles Rated Vs Argentina

Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU rates the Super Eagles players following the team’ impressive 4-2 comeback win against Argentina at the Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday…



Offered the chance to impress following his unimpressive showing in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa early in the year, he failed to make the best use of the opportunity. He committed an elementary error that led to the Argentines first goal and was poor all through.


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A real baptism of fire on the international scene for the young defender. The left-back struggled to cope with the pace and trickery of Ever Banega and it was not a surprise he was pulled out at half time.


A better showing from the big defender compared to his previous outing against South Africa. Looks sure to get more game time ahead of the World Cup.


The FC Mainz defender was badly positioned for the Argentines’ second goal. It was an average evening for the usually reliable central defender who was exposed by Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria.


Was shaky like some of his teammates in the first half but recovered well and helped stabilize the defence after the break. He was excellent after the break.


Average performance from the usually brilliant righ-back who was duly substituted after the break.


Performed his task well especially in the second half and helped in protecting the defence. Came close to getting a goal in the second half.


A decent showing from the Israeli-based defender who has no doubt enhanced his chances of making the final World Cup squad.


A superb display from the skipper of the team. Mikel led by example and showed his importance in the team with another impressive performance, holding the midfield together with composure.


Came to life after the break following an insipid display in the first half. The Arsenal winger scored two beautiful goals and was a constant threat to the Argentina defenders who struggled to cope with his pace and intelligence.


Ihenacho scored a sublime free kick and provided two assists to help the Super eagles record an unlikely victory against the Albiceleste after going down 2-0 earlier in the game.



The young goalkeeper showed great composure beyond his age. Proved he has a future in the team with a good performance.


Showed his class with a superlative showing after coming on in the place of Shehu Abdullahi after the break. It will be difficult not to hand a starting spot in the team’s next game on the basis of this performance.


What a debut for Idowu who scored the Super eagles third goal on the night. He is surely a big asset for the team.


Took the place of Leon Balogun in the second half and showed his experience by helping ward off the threats of the Argentines who were determined to get a suitable result from the game.


Made an immediate impact by providing the assist for Alex Iwobi’s fourth goal. Showed he still has what it takes to play for the team.


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  • akpeyi is a floop, for real

  • TRYONNE EBUEHI is the man of the game, so fast so confidence so calm…i look forward to seeing him in the world cup

  • If they can keep the tempo high?who says Nigeria can not win the world cup

    • Bros calm down do you remember German machines?

      • Temitope Adeola 4 years ago

        I saw what they played against England, what about them sir?

      • BabaDudu 4 years ago

        Do you remember the Nigerian resilience?

      • Lol… Who’s German machine??? No team is invinsible.

      • IMOH SUNDAY 4 years ago

        Nigeria can beat any team, my brother. I am not affraid of any team, with this present squard.

    • Amanze Emmanuel,stoooooop being a wet blanket. Your German machines are humans too,just believe in yourself for once.Who would’ve believed Sweden without Ibra could eliminate Italy. I assume you were expecting a hat trick from the Argentine side.Football is always 11 against 11 in the field.

  • that akpeyi……hennnn nah basket

  • Akpeyi is a flop,he suppose to know the rules of football!! At his stage in football!!!

    • IMOH SUNDAY 4 years ago

      stop humiliating Akpeyi,cos they all did well. I think, we should learn to cultivate the attitude of support, even when they do poorly. Kudos to Super Eagles

  • Akpeyi is the worst player on the pitch,thumb up to ebuehi,iwobi,kelechi,idowu,aina,the captain and others;Great work boys.

  • Balogun was a bit shaky today, maybe not in absolute form. Akpeyi was not a disappointment but a disgrace to keeperhood. All other players were 101%, they made my day. I couldn’t believe my ear when I heard an IPOB member should goaaaaal!

  • Akpeyi just showed he’s not good enough for this current super eagles squad

  • I feel 4 Akpeyi, cos d Juju his kinsmen are using against him in d national colours is just too strong 4 him to withstand.

  • Papa J 4 years ago

    Wow! I’m shot of words. Though didn’t have the opportunity to watch it live. Kudos guys! Making Africa proud!

  • Akpeyi Akpeyi Akpeyi, how many times did I call you?

  • Godswill 4 years ago

    Akpeyi has shown over time that he is not a Super Eagles Material. The defenders cannot be working hard all day to prevent us from conceding only for the goal keeper to give our opponents free gift/goals. Uzoho, Ezenwa and another keeper should get the nod subsequently and NOT Akpeyi

  • Up Eagles!!! How I wish Messi played

  • Pls dey should forget taken akpeye to warld cup

  • His name should be changed to Akpere instead of that Akpeyi he bears, he is not a goalkeeper but a ball boy

  • Charles shilaka 4 years ago

    Where is Tammy Abraham?.

  • let not point the accusing finger on anybody. They won together and it was a collective effort, though d goal keeping department is still short of d required standard but i belief d coaching dept has seen that. We will surely get there.

  • The team was totally ok except that akpere akpeyi 😛

  • Don’t mind ampere. Dat name symbolises ape. Short name for appreciate ie basket. He lacks gud reflexes, positioning and eyes for d ball.

  • super eagles look impressive in the pitch today, I wish them good luck in the world cup…. as for apeyi the coach should decide what to do with him.

  • Uzoho, IDOWU, ebuhe, John ogu and the other regulars were simply fantastic

  • We fear noevil no more big names because our eyes at world cup trophy even germany can not stop us up eagles!!!

  • Fidelenny 4 years ago

    For this reason Lionel Messi failed to show up for the match.


  • Up Nigeria.

  • The door is open for any country that is not afraid of Super Eagles

  • BT before u come remember 2-4 Argentina

  • ifeanyi okafor 4 years ago

    For me EBUEHI should get 6.5 or even 7. I didn’t see try making any error. Youngy wey no dey fear face. Kudos boy

  • zamzam 4 years ago

    complete sport dey like give low rating… Hehe, We played with only 10 players in d first half, da postttt wasss empty… ahhh tammy na sharp guy to choose england, en know sey hope no dey for am to bench any one for super eagles, sharpppp guyyy…

  • I think the positive things I saw after the match is ebuechi is the perfect guy at its position , I like ezeuo ball delivery Dats gud goalkeeper he’s calm and read the ball very well, I love kelechi and iwobi , idowu performed well and we lack creativity in the midfield ..Dats all , long live super eagle

  • Oh! Akpeyi…Sorry oo, because I know you’re finished already. In though we won the match..your stupidity has made a bad fame for you tonight… You may not wear gloove for Eagles again for life….uzoho did well. But we still needed Enyeama

  • Who is the man of the match

  • i dont know if tension got into him @akpeyi.seriously rohr should do something about him i so feel pity for him .and for the rest of the boys WOW…. i dont know what to say but you all are supersonic super eagles.and for kelechi and iwobi i know those two boys can do far than our expectations if both are paired together. and that the brilliant performance by both scoring and assisting iwobi.great one.i cant but acknowledged the man ROHR… you great with you performance now i gibe you100% you brought sanity into the boys at last. thank you rohr.

  • they did it 2gether.akpeyi did his best bt wasnt a good day for him all the same kudos to akpeyi its nt eazy…what a debut f idowu,..ebuehi mikel, ogu,master composure iwobi we’ll shock d world. come 2018 God bless nigeria

  • Akpeyi or whatever he calls himself, he had better stay clear from that team! What a floppy and disgraceful goalkeeper.

    Ebuehi and Idowu are the men…

  • Godbless Tiko Young 4 years ago

    Up Super Eagles

  • there is a big deferent between friendly game and competitive game remember if you have forgotten so soon we beat the Sam Argentina in a friendly game few years back in Abuja’s stadium but without messi 4goals to one but FIFA council the game which was replay we lost to Argentina in Sam goal margin which we beat them in abuja just want tell you guys that comes to competitions properly we many not beat then up to four goals.

    • But mind you no country like to loose whether friendly or competitive. That pride is there & the game played on neutral ground they have no excuse for that defeat.

    • FIFA cancelled a game because Messi didnt play?…ah!.Friendly game,so Argentina didnt want to win it?.Just go and sleep

    • Point of correction they didn’t beat Nigeria with same goal margin, it was 4-3 in Bangladesh and nobody cancelled the match just that messi and co pleaded for replay which NFF granted

    • What are you saying???….. What’s the difference

    • Thanks to that part may not beat dem up to 4 goalls but we shahh go beat dem..even if we meet at d final even na with 1 goal we are a winner….win!!!!! No matter wot ,no mattter ow.all we need is winning

    • just for your information @ odedeyi and mark people like you guys make social media look very insulting i made my opinion without abusive worlds just @ the way you insult your selves cant you make yours own opinion without insult you better change .may God forgive you.

  • Emaleku Aderemi 4 years ago

    Akpeyi simply means basket he makes me angry today, pls Mr Akpeyi porpulaly called apere basket be warned.

  • Up super eagles you people really made my day, pls keep the tempo high moreeeeee

  • hebrew 4 years ago

    just imagine if victor moses, simon moses, odion ighalo were on the pitch just imagine the goal difference
    but we need eyanma back. i like uzoho keeping today
    AKPEYI na ZOMBIE big one

    • ZAMZAM 4 years ago

      ighalo wld have done nothing

      • Fasasi Kunle 4 years ago

        My brother it is not good to talk of someone like this whereas ighalo didn’t play, what of he play and score three, who knows. All of are trying there best for Nigeria.

  • Ebuhehi my good player, I like Brian idowu iwobi they my future players, God bless Nigeria Argentina come with Messi nxt time.

  • The Super Eagles were stunning today. I wasn’t expecting that level of performance from them, but they were up to the task. Iheanacho surprised me most with that curling freekick. It brought the memories of Jay Jay! Well, weldone boys. I know Russia will regret not hooking up Nigeria in a friendly after watching the Naija/Argie match.

  • Darny Arts Anthony 4 years ago

    Mikel, Ekong and Ndidi deserve to be rated 8.
    today’s game make makes me wonder why Shehu Abdullahi starts ahead of Tyrone Ebuehi. Similarly, Aina should not start ahead of Idowu.

    • Amo the Great 4 years ago

      experience thats why. Now that coach has blooded him (Ebuehi) in a low pressure match, he can begin to consider him for real matches. Either way, having options na good tin

  • For me our second half team plus Victor Moses, we can face any team now, I want them to play Spain and Portugal or Germany in friendly again. Well done eagles.

  • If we no win world cup this time around, na s/africa , Ghana & Egypt go hearlam. In short they have to respect us now b/4 we go carry ves go beat them in their country. But for Akpeyi, hmnmm. I respect him oh.but I beg those concern me de telam sy this w/cup no be for primary school boy’s

  • nice result,I was so happy
    But I think Daniel Akpeyi should be excused from the super esgles

  • You guys Pleased me wella, i beg make them arrange friendly match with Potuga, italy, and croatia.

  • I don’t know why I’m so surprised, I once heard it from a sport analyst that the only African team than can win and lose to any team in d world no mata how big or small is NIGERIA.. May be we will be up there when the new ranking comes…I spoke about ebuehi the last time, I don’t know why I so much believe in him right from the day he said he just wanted to be on d plane to Russia whether he’ll sit on d bench or not. Now..Echiejile, Akpeyi??? Well I’m not the coach. Now we have a team that only Balogun, Ekong, Ndidi,Mikel, Iwobi and Moses can be sure of the first team shirt. We are having lots of options now at the side backs, defensive midfield.. Onazi/Ogu, No one knows whom will man the poast, then the Goal poacher cos its like iheanacho is gradually coming back.God bless Nigeria.

  • Akpeyi shouldnt be called again… His no longer needed at super eagles

  • Kayode James 4 years ago

    All the players deserv commendation, we wish them success at the world cup proper,

  • Victor Onyeanum 4 years ago

    Nigerians abuse everything. We have started abusing the social media the way we abuse the mobile phone. The social media is not a place where people are insulted. Akpeyi is a Nigerian. He did not go into that match or any other one for that matter to fumble. I believe he did his best but it was not good enough. For sure, he did not do well and so we can advise the coach to drop him from the team but we should not call him names and make disparaging remarks about him. It is high time we stopped throwing restraint to the winds just because we have the opportunity to do so.

  • Goal keeping department is still a major concern!.

  • Ja super eagles will shock the world

  • I love this current batch of super eagles mehnnnn…..

  • People just come here in a hurry to castigate Akpeye. Did you people not read that the assistant referee waved his flag for an offside and Akpeye thought the referee has blown the whistle. That was why he slowly picked the ball. This guy is the regular keeper of his club in South Africa and we all agree that the South Africa league is better organized than ours. Anyone who argue this fact is only been a Nigerian. For better for worse. Akpeye is a bad keeper but it id not because of the ball he picked. He is simply not confident anymore because of the pile of abuse on him.