Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises Flying Eagles’ players following their 1-1 draw against Ukraine in their Group D clash at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland on Thursday and qualification for the Round of 16 as one of the four best third-placed teams.
OLAWALE OREMADE 5/10
He was at fault for Ukraine’s only goal of the game. Not as commanding as he had been for the Flying Eagles in the previous games.
RABIU MOHAMMED 5/0
A tepid performance from the right-back who overcame injury to maintain his spot in the starting line-up.
IGOH OGBU 5/10
Replaced the injured Valentine Ozornwafor and never really looked good enough to step into the latter’s shoes.
ALIU SALAWUDEEN 5/10
Looked lost at times and didn’t do well to stop Ukraine’s only goal of the game againstt Flying Eagles scored by Oleksii Kashchuk.
IKOUWEN UTIN 6/10
Yet to hit the standard set in the side’s first game against Qatar, but certainly did improve on his performance in the lash game against USA.
NNAMDI OFOBOR 7/10
Put up a good performance in his first start and was unlucky not to get on the score sheet for his efforts.
ANIEKEME OKON 6/10
Started the game well but fizzled out afterwards. He will do well to make things simple.
KINGSLEY MICHAEL 5 / 10
He was not at his best for the Flying Eagles in the game. Did little all through the encounter
EFFIOM MAXWELL 6/10
Full of life as usual. The Enyimba winger fought hard in the game but couldn’t help his side secure maximum points.
SUCCESS MAKANJUOLA 7/10
Another player who was handed a starting berth in the Flying Eagles for the first time in the competition. He nearly scored the winner late in the game but for the smartness of the Ukrainian goalkeeper.
MOHAMMED TIJANI 5/10
Atoned for his earlier miss from the spot when he converted another penalty in the second half. His overall performance was not up to scratch
OKECHUKWU OFFIA 4/10
Didn’t affect the game much following his introduction 16 minutes from time for Maxwell Effiom
Played a cameo role, hence not Rated. He was subbed on in the 92nd minute for Mohammed Tijani.
Not Rated. He replaced Success Makanjuola in the 87th minute – a cameo role for the Flying Eagles.