By Adeboye Amosu: Home-based Super Eagles captain Ikechukwu Ezenwa was named man of the match following his superb showing in the side’s 2-1 win against Angola in their African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-final clash on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Ezenwa is the third Nigerian player to have picked the award in the competition after Stephen Eze and Dayo Ojo were adjudged best players in the games against Libya and Equatorial Guinea respectively.
The Enyimba goalkeeper was at his best in the encounter, making four vital saves to ensure the Home Eagles beat the Angolans and secure their passage into the semi-finals where they will face Sudan.
His impressive showing has no doubt boosted his chances of not only making Nigeria’s 23-man squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but picking the number one goalkeeping position.
Salisu Yusuf’s men came back from a goal down to beat Angola 2-1 with Anthony Okpotu and Gabriel Okechukwu grabbing the goals.
They will take on Sudan in one of the two semi- inal games in Marrakech on Wednesday.