Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Flying Eagles’ players in their 2-0 loss to the United States of America in their second Group D match of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.
OLAWALE OREMADE 5/10
Conceded for the first time in the competition. Didn’t look inspiring like in the first game against Qatar.
RABIU MOHAMMED 5/10
Had a torrid time coping with the pace and trickery of Timothy Weah who outshone him in the game. He was however unlucky not to score for the Flying Eagles late in the game when his overhead kick was tipped over by the USA goalkeeper.
VALENTINE OZORNWAFOR 5/10
Had a torrid evening coping with USA forwards; Sebastian Soto and Alex Mendez. The Enyimba centre-back was no where near his best in the game.
ALIU SALAWUDEEN 5/10
Never hit the standard he set in the Flying Eagles’ first game against Qatar. He was all over the place like his central defensive partner Valentine Ozornwafor whenever the Americans move forward.
IKOUWEN UTIN 5/10
A disappointing performance from the skipper. Lacked when attacking and looked suspect defensively.
JAMILU MOHAMMED 5/10
Struggled to assert himself on the Flying Eagles’ game and didn’t offer enough protection to the back four.
TOM-DELE BASHIRU 3/10
Hauled off after 31 minutes, the Manchester City youngster put up a poor showing in the game.
KINGSLEY MICHAEL 5/10l
He was anonymous all through the time he spent on the pitch. He was replaced by Success Makanjuola in the second half.
MAXWELL EFFIOM 5/10
Toiled hard to impress in the game. His well taken shot hit the upright late in the first half.
OKECHUKWU OFFIA 5/10
Not really at his best for the Flying Eagles in the game. Had the sight of goal a couple of times but failed to find the back of the net.
JEROME ADAMS 5/10
Largely ineffective before his substitution for Tijani Muhammed after the break.
ANIEKEME OKON 5/10
Took the place of the largely ineffective Tom Dele-Bashiru in the first half and failed to make much impact in the game.
TIJANI MUHAMMED 4/10
Still yet to impress in the competition. Lacked pace and power to trouble opposing defenders.
SUCCESS MAKANJUOLA 5 / 10
Looked lively when he came on but could not do mucj to salvage the game for the Flying Eagles