Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Eagles’ players in their 1-0 win against the Syli Nationale of Guinea – an AFCON 2019 Group B match at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday, June 26 2019.
DANIEL AKPEYI 6/10
Made a number of routine saves early in the game, but had little or nothing to do afterwards.
CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM 6/10
Contended with making things simple. Defended well, but offered little going forward.
KENNETH OMERUO 8/10
Capped a solid display with the winning goal for the Super Eagles. It was his first international goal for Nigeria.
LEON BALOGUN 7/10
Surprisingly took the place of William Troost-Ekong in the starting line-up and proved to be a capable replacement for the Udinese defender.
OLA AINA 7/10
Not as influential like he was in the first game against Burundi. However, the Torino of Italy man was behind some of the team’s attacking moves in the first half.
WILFRED NDIDI 7/10
Unlucky not to get a goal in the game. He was no doubt Nigeria’s best midfielder in the game.
OGHENEKARO ETEBO 6/10
An strewn performance from the Stoke City man who received a yellow card for a rash challenge on a Guinean player in the 78th minute.
ALEX IWOBI 6/10
Drifted in and out of the game. He will need to be more consistent in his game following a not too impressive performance against the Syli Nationale.
AHMED MUSA 6/10
Largely unanimous for the major part of the game. Surprisingly spent the entire 90 minutes of the game on the pitch.
MOSES SIMON 7/10
Provided the assist for Nigeria’s only goal of the game. Caused problems for the Guinean defence for the better part of the game.
ODION IGHALO 6/10
Wasted two goal scoring chances and was not allowed too much room to operate by the opposing defence.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 5/10
Came in for Alex Iwobi in the 78th minute of the game and couldn’t offer much.
Not rated as he only played for two minutes after replacing Odion Ighalo in the 88th minute
Not rated. Kalu who recovered from a health issue was introduced in the 90th minute for Moses Simon. Didn’t even kick the ball before the final whistle sounded.