Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Falcons players in the 2-0 win against South Korea – their second Group A clash of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble on Wednesday, June 12 2019.
CHIAMAKA NNADOZIE 8/10
The young goalkeeper got the nod ahead of the more experienced Tochukwu Oluehi and she proved equal to the big task. She produced a number of key saves in the game and was one of the key reasons the African champions kept a clean sheet in the game.
NGOZI EBERE 7/10
She was a delight to watch in the game. Defended well and supported the attack dutifully.
OSINACHI OHALE 6/10
An improved showing from her below par performance in the Super Falcons first game against
ONOME EBI 6/10
Gave the away too easily a number of times in the first half but improved after the break.
CHINAZA UCHENDU 7/10
Superb on the ball and performed her defensive task well for Super Falcons. Surely deserve a starting berth in the next game against France on basis of this performance.
CHIDINMA OKEKE 7/10
Worked hard in midfield and was one of the star performers for Nigeria in the game. Assisted Asisat Oshoala for the Super Falcons’ second goal.
NGOZI OKOBI 6/10
Looked sloppy in the first half but improved after the break.
RITA CHIKWELU 6/10
Didn’t positively affect the game much. Her long ball was deflected into the net by Korea Republic’s Kim Duyeon for the Super Falcons’ first goal of the game.
FRANCISCA ORDEGA 7/10
Started the game well but fizzled out a little bit after the break. She was replaced by Anam Imo in the second half.
ASISAT OSHOALA 7/10
Scored a great goal and could have gotten another one. It was a below par showing earlier in the match from the FC Barcelona Ladies star before her goal . Won the official woman of the match award.
DESIRE OPARANOZIE 7/0
Performed well and deservedly spent the entire 90 minutes on the pitch.
HALIMATU AYINDE 5/10
Helped keep things tight in the midfield after replacing Chinaza Uchendu.
ANAM IMO 4/10
Came in for Francisca Ordega late in the game and helped push the Koreans with her dribbling skills.
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UCHENNA KANU should start ahead of DESIRE OPARANOZIE in our next game! DESIRE OPARANOZIE is static and slow all game
Fransisca Ordega is fast becoming the engine room of this Super Falcons team: she pops up almost everywhere.
At times, it’s like she is playing right wing back, then left winger!
On a day when Ordega was again at her hard working best, it was her colleague Asisat Oshoala who stole the show with raw speed, pace and finishing – that Ahmed Musa would be proud of – to hit her first and Nigeria’s second as our ladies ran away with the 2:0 victory against South Korea earlier.
“At first, I think we were a little bit scared of losing and going out” Oshoala said on fifa.com.
“But after a while we just decided to go for it. I always say that I’m never under pressure – I just go on the pitch and do my job.” end of qoute.
And what a job she did!
The Barcelona lady timed her run to latch onto Chidinma Okeke’s sublime through-ball before out-running her marker, rounding the keeper and then guided the the ball into the empty net – brilliant!
These are the moments we have been wanting for: moments of Magic; electrifying moments to savour for many, many weeks to come.
The wait is over. Finally, Nigeria wins a second group stage match at the women’s world cup since the turn of the century.
It has to be said that for the beauty that was Oshoala’s goal, all of the ladies played well thus, they all deserve praise.
As for the task on hand,Oshoala said :”We just have to concentrate now on making sure we get the points we need against France.”
Now, that will be no easy feat!
I beg to differ. Ordega is part of the oldies that needs to retire. The ordega we know is not the same. She was just running like a chicken with no head
The goal reminded me of Mercy Akide’s goal against denmark in 1999. Very identical in style and execution if you ask me.
The match against France is going to be dicey and coach Dennerby knows it.
I watched their game against South Korea the other day and then against Norway today and you have to say that this is one of the most highly organised women’s soccer teams on the planet at the moment.
Truth is, it is hard to see them get a po
However, Dennerby is counting on the sort of discipline, concentration and organisation that his team showed against Korea today to see him through (with a bit of luck).
Speaking on Fifa.com, the Swede said :”Today our discipline was better than against Norway – no mistakes at all.
If we can be as compact as we were today, don’t let teams overplay us in midfield and find passes through, we know we’ll get opportunities for players like Asisat.”
He then goes on to talk about the importance of his girls sticking to the game plan, not just to defend but also to attack wisely when they play France on Monday.
Truth is, it is hard to see them get anything out of that match against France however, if they do step up their level of concentration, cut out silly mistakes, stick to the game plan, then, in the words of Dennerby:”If we can come out with a point everyone would be extremely happy.
But you can’t just go to defend – you need to know what to do when you win the ball back.
And hopefully we can have a little bit of success” end of quote.
…did you say a bit of luck….? We will need all the luck in the world my brother..! My fear is not to concede to many goals so our 3 points can see us thro as a best 3rd placed team.
Fear of conceding so many goals should take a back seat pls.
Currently reality is,we hope to get at least a draw.Even,if we loose we have gone past the level of conceding basket loads.
Be sure that we wud come out even more organized than d last match and with more fight.This isn’t guess work.
Mr Dennerby knows France well,he’s an European himself and a top top coach at that. He knows he has a squad dat can trouble a France,who MUST rest players.
I trust our team wud come out blazing.
Still watch my Asisat
Fransisca ordega is woman Ahmed musa then oshoala is woman Henry onyekuru
The game against France will be difficult but we can get a good result in this game if d coach can be a lil brave. In my humble opinion I think d way the team should be structured is 433 with nnadozie in net, ohale and okeke as the central defenders, ordega as right back (bcos of her speed and tenacity, she can match le sommes of her well), ebere as left back, uchendu and ayinde as defensive midfielders, okobi as d attacking midfielder, front women oshoala oparanozie (only cos of her power) and kanu. This will be a young and mobile team, capable of springing a surprise or 2.
Ordega as right full back in a 433…??? do you want to kill us…??? I would have agreed if you adjusted your formation to a 352 or a 532….but a 433….???
Drey, I tot about the 352 but my problem was Ebi, I doubt she could keep up with d pace of d French frontline. If we had better options in terms of youth I would push ordega farther up but as it is if u see some of d games she has played in she is very good tracking back and helping d defence. My tot was to play Kanu ahead of her since kanu herself is young and fast she can help in defending when we are under attack. 2nd half we can switch it up to 352 where we can now bring in Ebi and chikwelu (tho not a big fan of both, would have loved more options there) to protect d DRAW as that would be a good result. There is no guarantee that Norway will beat S. Korea as they will be playing for a pride so if we can get a draw with France which is a big ask for this team then we will be in d 2nd round.
Ade you’ve taken the words off my mouth, she is not a team player. Ordega is overrated, she makes faulty passes, commits fouls and could soon get a red card.she still has the energy though but that’s not enough.
I think the Falcons team is aging fast and needs younger and more intelligent players
Thanks Barney, that for me is the key: Ordega still has the energy (as you put it).
And that actually surprises me!
Her energy level, hunger, drive, passion and pace are admirable.
Even your criticism of her committing fouls speaks to her endeavor of always willing to help out the defense leading to someone on this forum suggesting for her to be played at right wingback.
But you are right about her passes to which the end product often leaves a lot to be desired ..
But in all, I think Ordega is earning her wages in the tournament with performances characterized by hard work and relentless energy.
What are the chances that the super falcons will qualify for the round of 16. Someone helps me out pls.