Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Eagles’ players in their AFCON 2019 Third Place match win against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Wednesday July 17, 2019.
FRANCIS UZOHO 7/10
Looked calm and assured in goal . The young goalkeeper was always in control of his area though his ball distribution was a bit suspect.
OLA AINA 7/10
Took the place of the suspended Chidozie Awaziem and posted an impressive performance in the game.
WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 8/10
Deservedly scooped the man of the match award following a solid display at the heart of Super Eagles’ defence.
KENNETH OMERUO 7/10
A solid performance from the centre-back who still needs to cut out errors from his game.
JAMILU COLLINS 6/10
An improved performance from the Super Eagles’ previous game against Algeria even though he didn’t offer much going forward.
WILFRED NDIDI 7/10
Looked a bit tired in the opening minutes, but got his rhythm back as the game progressed.
OGHENEKARO ETEBO 7/10
Worked hard, as usual, in the Super Eagles midfield though he gave the ball away a couple of times.
ALEX IWOBI 6/10
Struggled to get a grip of the game. The Arsenal man looked tired at times.
AHMED MUSA 5/10
Awful performance from the team’s vice-captain . Duly substituted by Moses Simon in the second half.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 6/10
Caused few problems for the Tunisian defence but didn’t look threatening enough.
ODION IGHALO 6/10
Scored his fifth goal of the competition which earned Super Eagles the 1-0 win, but prematurely went off injured at the end of the first half.
VICTOR OSIMHEN 5/10
Took the place of the injured Odion Ighalo in the second half and helped put pressure on the Algerian defence.
MOSES SIMON 5/10
Showed glimpses of his best after taking the place Ahmed Musa in the latter part of the game.
SAMUEL KALU 5/10
Came in for Samuel Chukwueze in the 90th minute and had two well struck free-kicks saved by the Tunisia goalkeeper. Considering the few mintes he played, getting this rating is quite laudable.