GREAT!: How Super Falcons Rated In AWCON 2018 Semi-Final Win Vs Cameroon

GREAT!: How Super Falcons Rated In AWCON 2018 Semi-Final Win Vs Cameroon

Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU rates the performance of Super Falcons players in their energy-sapping semi-final win against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.

TOCHUKU OLUEHI 8/10

Faced her first big test of the competition and came out in flying colours. The Rivers Angels goalkeeper also saved one of the Cameroonians four spot kicks.

JOSEPHINE CHUKWUNONYE 7/10

Worked tirelessly to ward off the threat of the Cameroonians who attacked the Super Falcons defence at will in the game.

ONOME EBI 8/10

Capped a superb performance with a sublime penalty. Ebi marshaled the Super Falcons’ defence like a trojan and was one of the reasons Nigeria didn’t concede a goal in regulation time despite the Cameroonians dominating the game for long spells.

OSINACHI OHALE 8/10

Continued her near perfect understanding with Onome Ebi at the heart of the Super Falcons defence. She scored the decisive penalty kick to hand Nigeria victory in the game.

EBERE OBI 7/10

Had a torrid time coping with the Cameroonians but still managed to hold her own. She will do well to improve on her final balls for the Falcons.


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HALIMATU AYINDE 8/10

Kept improving with every game. Ayinde stood up to the more physical Cameroonians in the middle of the park.

RITA CHIKWELU 7/10

Started the game slowly, but improved afterwards. The midfielder played a part in moving the team forward and won lot of tackles too.

NGOZI OKOBI 5/10

Had a poor game by her standard. Okobi failed to hit the height set in previous games and was duly substituted in the second half.

FRANCISCA ORDEGA 5/10

A below par performance from the winger who struggled to cope with the pace of the game. She was replaced by Ana Imo late in the game.

ASISAT OSHOALA 8/10

Arguably the Super Falcons’ best performer on the night. She was behind most of Nigeria’s positive moves in the game and also helped the defence as well.

DESIRE OPARANOZIE 6/10

Didn’t have enough supply from the midfield but worked hard before she was substituted due to injury.


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SUBSTITUTES

RASHEEDAT AJIBADE 5/10

Ajibade didn’t influence the Falcons’ game much following her introduction. She however took her penalty expertly.

ANA IMO 5/10

Made a couple impressive runs following her introduction but soon fizzled out.

AMARACHI OKORONKWO 3/10

Came in for the injured Desire Oparanozie in extra time. Gave the ball away easily a couple of times in a below par showing.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 8
  • mutum 2 weeks ago

    na wa for this rating oo. oshoala was a flop. she has lost form. The coach should just take a bow after the tournament. him don try abeg. team with no pattern of play,just kick n follow. Time to replace the ageing players in the team ahead of the world cup next year.

    • Like seriously, was this guy watching the game from the back of the TV. Rita Chikwelu boxed the middle and Oparanozie deserves better rating if Oshoala got that as high as 8. She was totally outrun, outmuscled and had little or no contribution offensively.

  • Ovoke 2 weeks ago

    Kudos girls

  • Esiri 2 weeks ago

    the coach should be sacked even if Nigeria wins the cup!! the match against Cameroon was very poor. the coach was clueless, standing like an image and he could not motivate the girls!!! he has not impacted any positive thing on the girls. they are playing badly under this so called foreign coach!! the girls played better under omagbemi!!!

  • Let’s still allow the coach to take them to world cup if we win the nations cup. I heard that the guy coached Sweden successful for years. He may have that international experience to take falcon far in the world cup.

  • Yes didn’t make a mistake in my prediction,like I said Nigeria will meet and beat Cameroun in the semi,then teach and disgrace South Africa in the final.WATCH AND SEE

  • Don Jay 1 week ago

    ADEBOYE AMOSU, must you be tribalistic in everything, even in rating! Rita that almost gave her life? and Oshola that was confused throughout the game! you need help!

  • Bishop 1 week ago

    Oshoala looked scared all through. To be the best, you must fight, fight fight. Kudos to cameroun. They may represent Africa better.