Following the Super Eagles 1-0 loss to the Desert Foxes of Algeria in Friday’s friendly encounter, Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of the players…
Maduka OKOYE 8/10
Made four excellent saves in the game. Proved he is ready for the big stage and prevented the Super Eagles from suffering an humiliating defeat.
Tyronne EBUEHI 6/10
A solid performance from the right-back. Had a torrid time coping with the pace and trickery of Said Benrahma, but did a good job of stopping the Algerian.
Leon BALOGUN 7/10
He was up to the challenge of the Algerians. Mase occasional forays for the Super Eagles upfront and performed his task dutifully.
William TROOST-EKONG 6/10
Looked a bit rusty in the first half, but picked up after the break. Made a last ditch clearance to prevent the Algerians from scoring another goal in the second half.
Zaidu SANUSI 7/10
A superb debut from the FC Porto left-back. Sanusi kept Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez at bay and made incursions upfront.
Semi AJAYI 5/10
Failed to make much impact in the first half but improved a bit after the break. Difficult to see him thrive in the defensive midfield position for the Super Eagles.
Frank ONYEKA 5/10
A tough debut for the FC Midtjylland of Denmark midfielder. He was duly replaced at half-time by Mikel Agu.
Alex IWOBI 7/10
Iwobi was one of Nigeria’s best performers in the game. He pulled the strings in midfield for the Super Eagles and was unlucky not to get a goal in the first half.
Samuel CHUKWUEZE 5/10
Guilty of playing to the gallery at times. Started the game brightly but fizzled out afterwards.
Samuel KALU 5/10
Made a little impact in the game and was replaced by Moses Simon early in the second half after sustaining an injury .
Paul ONUACHU 4/10
Struggled to get going in the game. Failed to replicate his club form on the international scene for the Super Eagles
Mikel AGU 5/10
His introduction helped solidify the Super Eagles’ midfield. Made a good impression on his return to the team.
Moses SIMON 4/10
Did little to affect the game positively following his introduction for Samuel Kalu early in the second half.
Kelechi IHEANACHO 4/10
Looked sharp and hungry after taking the place of Paul Onuachu but couldn’t do much to help the Super Eagles avoid defeat.
Kevin AKPOGUMA 4/10
The debutant took the place of Tyronne Ebuehi. He made a vital interception late in the game and was also good going forward.
Ahmed MUSA 4/10
Spent 14 minutes on the pitch and failed to help change things in favour of the Super Eagles.
Played only a cameo role, hence not rated. Took the place of Alex Iwobi in stoppage time.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.