The home-based Super Eagles attack was rated the second best in the group stages of the 2016 Africa Nations Championship, according to statistics revealed on Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, official website on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Also rated as the second best attack along with the home-based Super Eagles are Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea, after the three countries scored fives goals each in the group stage.
Democratic Republic of Congo and Tunisia, had the best attacks having eight goals apiece.
In third position are Angola, Cameroon, Morocco and Rwanda, who all had four goals each from their group games.
The Home Eagles, Tunisia and Zimbabwe had the fourth best defence, after conceding three goals each. Zambia had the best defence as they didn't concede any goal. Cameroon are second with one goal conceded and the trio of Cote d'Ivoire. Mali and Morocco are third, each conceded two goals.
For the the biggest wins recorded in the first phase of the tournament, the Eagles' 4-1 win against Niger Republic, was ranked second.
Also in second are Cote d'Ivoire (4-1 against Gabon), and Morocco (4-1 against Rwanda). While Tunisia had the biggest win following their 5-0 win against Niger. In third spot is DRC, who beat Ethiopia 3-0.