Tremendous Eagles limped to a 0-1 win over Wild Canines Guinea-Bissau on matchday 4 of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Regardless of the win, the Eagles weren’t of their greatest type as introduced by SportsRation on this player-ratings.
FRANCIS UZOHO 6/10
A uncommon clear sheet for goalkeeper Francis Uzoho who had no actual saves to make. Not too snug on the ball and nearly gave away the ball mid-way by means of the second half.
KENNETH OMERUO 6/10
Captained the Eagles on his sixtieth worldwide look for Nigeria. Displayed assured management qualities as he was at all times charging his teammates on all by means of the sport. Appeared match rusty on some events but it surely was nonetheless day for Omeruo with the clear sheet.
SEMI AJAYI 6.5
Convincing along with his aerial prowess, Ajayi was the proper complement for Omeruo on the again. Had a header on objective on the different finish within the first half but it surely was comfortably saved by the Guinea-Bissau goalie.
ZAIDU SANUSI 5/10
Not certainly one of his greatest video games for Nigeria. The Djurtus have been blissful to run on the FC Porto left-back as they looked for an equalizer.
BRIGHT OSAYI-SAMUEL 8.5/10
One other nice efficiency from Osayi-Samuel. Man was charged as much as his defensive duties whereas successfully launching ahead to assist in assault. A type of strikes led to the penalty for the profitable objective.
FRANK ONYEKA 6/10
Apart offering enough cowl for the backline along with his well-timed tackles, Onyeka was not sharp sufficient to guide the transition from defence to assault however had Iwobi to thank for the duvet. The Everton man was in every single place.
ALEX IWOBI 7.5
For 70 of the 90 minutes performed on the Estadio 24 de September, Iwobi was Nigeria`s most lively midfield participant. The Everton man was accountable for a lot of the lengthy and quick passes to the attackers plus having to fall again to retrieve the ball and launch the subsequent assault. After the introduction of Joe Aribo, a mix of tiredness and his transfer to the fitting aspect of midfield brought on his comparatively quiet ultimate minutes within the sport.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 4/10
Unsuccessful dribbling makes an attempt, Failing to cross on to a greater positioned Osimhen as a substitute blazing over the crossbar, Chukwueze endured a troublesome night vs Guinea-Bissau and might be seen remonstrating to the sky possibly for solutions to why he couldn’t replicate his Villareal type this season with Nigeria.
MOSES SIMON 6/10
Scored the profitable objective however is but to breed the shape that made him a favourite for Nigerians on the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.
TEREM MOFFI 6/10
Labored actually exhausting till his alternative with Joe Aribo. His solely mis-timed shot after bursting into the opposition field from the left was uncharacteristic of a assured striker like Moffi.
VICTOR OSIMHEN 6/10
At all times made the fitting actions to interrupt by means of on objective however his ultimate shot let him down all by means of the sport. For a participant banging objectives commonly at Napoli, Osimhen was a shadow of his prolific self with simply two of his seven makes an attempt on objective testing the goalkeeper. A world window to overlook for the 24-year previous striker.
JOE ARIBO 6/10
Changed Terem Moffi within the 61st minute and nearly doubled Nigeria`s lead minutes later however for glorious goalkeeping by Guinea-Bissau`s Mendes who tipped the Southampton Midfielders effort over the crossbar.
WILFRED NDIDI AND AHMED MUSA
Didn’t see a lot of the motion to justify a ranking. Ndidi changed Samuel Chukwueze within the 81st minute whereas Ahmed Musa got here on for Moses Simon deep into stoppage time to earn a file extending 109th worldwide cap for Nigeria.
The Final goal for the Tremendous Eagles vs Guinea-Bissau was a win to reclaim high spot in Group A of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers. With the 0-1 win, it’s mission achieved for Coach Jose Peseiro and his boys.