Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Eagles’ players in their 2-1 defeat to the Desert Foxes of Algeria in an AFCON 2019 semifinal match at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday July 14 2019.
DANIEL AKPEYI 6/10
Failed to keep a clean sheet for the third time in the competition. He was not at fault though for each of the two goals the Eagles conceded, but his ball distribution was not top notch.
JAMILU COLLINS 5/10
Gave Riyad Mahrez too much space for Algeria’s first goal and looked short of confidence at times.
KENNETH OMERUO 6/10
Struggled with the pace of Algeria’s forward Baghdad Bounedjah early in the game but recovered well to post a slightly above average performance.
WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 5/10
Conceded an own goal in the first half and failed to raise his game to the expected standard.
CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM 5/10
Picked a needless yellow card late in the game. Awaziem defended well for the Super Eagles but didn’t offer much going forward.
WILFRED NDIDI 5/10
The Leicester City man didn’t offer much in the game. Not one of his best games for the Super Eagles.
OGHENEKARO ETEBO 6/10
Worked hard as usual, but didn’t have much influence on the game like he would have love to.
ALEX IWOBI 6/10
Toiled hard in the game but his effort couldn’t help the Super Eagles achieve victory.
AHMED MUSA 5/10
Had a couple of bright moments in the first half but fizzled out afterwards.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 5/10
Made little impact in the game and was replaced by Henry Onyekuru.
ODION IGHALO 5/10
Scored the Super Eagles’ only goal of the game but was quiet all through.
HENRY ONYEKURU 3/10
Took the place of Samuel Chukwueze in the 78th minute and didn’t make any positive contribution.
Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf in Cairo