Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU rates the performance of Super Falcons players in their energy-sapping semi-final win against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.
TOCHUKU OLUEHI 8/10
Faced her first big test of the competition and came out in flying colours. The Rivers Angels goalkeeper also saved one of the Cameroonians four spot kicks.
JOSEPHINE CHUKWUNONYE 7/10
Worked tirelessly to ward off the threat of the Cameroonians who attacked the Super Falcons defence at will in the game.
ONOME EBI 8/10
Capped a superb performance with a sublime penalty. Ebi marshaled the Super Falcons’ defence like a trojan and was one of the reasons Nigeria didn’t concede a goal in regulation time despite the Cameroonians dominating the game for long spells.
OSINACHI OHALE 8/10
Continued her near perfect understanding with Onome Ebi at the heart of the Super Falcons defence. She scored the decisive penalty kick to hand Nigeria victory in the game.
EBERE OBI 7/10
Had a torrid time coping with the Cameroonians but still managed to hold her own. She will do well to improve on her final balls for the Falcons.
HALIMATU AYINDE 8/10
Kept improving with every game. Ayinde stood up to the more physical Cameroonians in the middle of the park.
RITA CHIKWELU 7/10
Started the game slowly, but improved afterwards. The midfielder played a part in moving the team forward and won lot of tackles too.
NGOZI OKOBI 5/10
Had a poor game by her standard. Okobi failed to hit the height set in previous games and was duly substituted in the second half.
FRANCISCA ORDEGA 5/10
A below par performance from the winger who struggled to cope with the pace of the game. She was replaced by Ana Imo late in the game.
ASISAT OSHOALA 8/10
Arguably the Super Falcons’ best performer on the night. She was behind most of Nigeria’s positive moves in the game and also helped the defence as well.
DESIRE OPARANOZIE 6/10
Didn’t have enough supply from the midfield but worked hard before she was substituted due to injury.
RASHEEDAT AJIBADE 5/10
Ajibade didn’t influence the Falcons’ game much following her introduction. She however took her penalty expertly.
ANA IMO 5/10
Made a couple impressive runs following her introduction but soon fizzled out.
AMARACHI OKORONKWO 3/10
Came in for the injured Desire Oparanozie in extra time. Gave the ball away easily a couple of times in a below par showing.