Completesportsnigeria’s ADEBOYE AMOSU, who was at the Teslim Balogun Stadium as the Flying Eagles lost 4-3 to Sudan in their U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday, pulls no punches as he rates the Nigerian players…
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AKPAN UDOH 3/10
The young goalkeeper put up a disappointing showing despite his high rating. He looked out of form and never really got going in the game.
TOBECHUKWU IBE 3/10
The right-back was at fault for the first two goals scored by the Sudanese as he failed to perform his defensive task dutifully.
UDOCHUKWU ANUMUDU 3/10
Failed to curtail the rampaging the Sudanese forwards. Gave a below-par showing in the game.
HALILU ZAKARI 4/10
Another high ranking member of the side who put a not-too-impressive performance. The centre-back didn’t meet up with the standard he set at the U-17 level.
EJIKE IKWU 3/10
He was anonymous for the entire duration of the match and was surprisingly kept on for 90 minutes.
AGOR CHUKWUDI 4/10
Put up a lively performance in the first half but fizzled out and struggled to make an impact in the second half.
GAVIN THOMPSON 3/10
The midfielder was substituted at half time due to injury. He never really made an impact in the game.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 8/10
Nigeria’s best performer in the game. He scored the first goal with a wonderful solo effort and was lively through the encounter.
KELECHI NWAKALI 3/10
The highly-rated skipper of the side put up a disappointing performance. He was one of the worst players in the Nigerian side.
FUNSHO BAMGBOYE 4/10
Contributed little to the game aside from scoring the second goal.
VICTOR OSIMHEN 3/10
The star of the team had a shocking game, missing two clear chances that might have seen his side through. Although he has scored most of the Flying Eagles’ goals prior to this match, he had a forgettable performance on Saturday.
ORJI OKONKWO 6/10
Replaced Gavin Thompson after the break and scored the Flying Eagles third goal of the game. He was a threat to the Sudanese for the period he spent on the field.