Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises individual performances of the home-based Super Eagles in their 1-0 win against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in their Group D clash at the 2018 African Nations Championship on Friday, January 19 2018.
IKECHUKWU EZENWA 6/10
Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, had little or nothing to do in the game but for some long range shots from
the Libyans. Otherwise, it was another comfortable game for the Enyimba shot stopper.
OSAS OKORO 6/10
Osas Okoro didn’t surge forward enough like he did against Rwanda in the team’s first game, but performed his defensive task effectively. His corner kick was stabbed home by Sunday Faleye for the winner.
STEPHEN EZE 6/10
Was an imposing figure at the heart of the defence and barely put a foot in the game.
KALU ORJI 5/10
A little bit off the pace and was not as imposing as he was in the first game. He picked up a yellow card for a silly tackle in the 29th minute.
DANIEL JAMES 4/10
Another unconvincing display from the left-back whose only key contributions are his long thrown-ins.
EMEKA ATULOMA 5/10
An average performance from the Rivers United player who will do well to improve his ball distribution skill.
IFEANYI IFEANYI 5/10
Ifeanyi Ifeanyi put up a better showing against the Mediterranean Knights but didn’t influence the game much. The Akwa United was replaced by Ekundayo Ojo in the 74th minutes due to injury.
RABIU ALI 4/10
The talented midfielder is yet to hit top form in this competition and it was another laboured performance from him.
EMEKA OGBUGH 5/10
The Rivers United winger didn’t influence the game much like he did against Rwanda.
SUNDAY FALEYE 7/0
The young forward scored the decisive winning goal stabbing the ball home from Osas Okoro’s corner kick. He was replaced two minutes before the end of the game by Austine Oladapo due to injury.
ANTHONY OKPOTU 4/10
Another lacklustre display from the forward who has not really hit top height with Nigeria on the international scene despite his goal scoring prowess at club level.
IBRAHIM MUSTAPHA 5/10
Mustapha took the place of the ineffective Anthony Okpotu on the hour mark and added a little bite to the team’s attack.
EKUNDAYO OJO 4/10
Came in for the injured Ifeanyi Ifeanyi 16 minutes to the end and help stabilise the midfield.