Proved a reliable force again as he thwarted the Congolese efforts at getting a goal in the encounter.Enyeama’s crucial penalty save was one major reason why the Super Eagles are on the verge of booking a ticket to Equatorial Guinea 2015 to defend the crown they won last year in South Africa.
The Celtic defender was the worst Nigerian player on the pitch and the Red Devils forwards took delight in launching their attacks through his side of the defence.
Had a difficult task in curtailing the opposing defenders but put up a solid showing in the absence of his regular central defensive pairing, Kenneth Omeruo.
Picked as replacement for the injured Kenneth Omeruo. The warri Wolves defender was jittery in the early part of the game but recovered to put up an average performance.
Retained his place in the team after getting selected ahead of Elderson Echiejile in the last game against Sudan and did enough not to disappoint the selectors.
The Reading man didn’t really acquit himself in the task of playing in a huge game like this and was duely replaced by Sone Aluko early in the second half after picking up an injury.
Not one of his best games for the African Champions as he struggled to assert himself in the middle of the park.
JOHN OBI MIKEL-6/10
The Chelsea of England midfielder started the game brightly but fizzled out as the encounter wore on. He provided the assist for Emmanuel Emenike’s penalty which resulted in Nigeria‘s first goal of the match.
Failed to replicate his match winning heroics of the match day four. Will need to add more consistency to his game.
Won the penalty that was converted by Ikechukwu Uche for his side’s first goal but once again had a below par game for the West Africans.
Justified his recall to the team by scoring the first goal. He will certainly play a big role for the Super Eagles in Uyo against South Africa.
He came in for the injured Hope Akpan and added more bite to the Eagles attack. The Hull City of England star provided the assist for the crucial second goal.
The China based forward once again justified his inclusion into the game by scoring the important second goal for the Super Eagles few minutes after coming as a replacement for Emmanuel Emenike.
Added more bite to the attacking department, after replacing the misfiring Ahmed Musa late on.