Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU rates the performance of Super Falcons players in their 4-3 penalty shoot-out win against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the final match of the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations on Saturday, December 1 2018, at the Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana.
TOCHUKU OLUEHI 9/10
Unarguably the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The Rivers Angels goalkeeper kept the Super Falcons in the game with a number of vital saves and won the game by stopping South Africa’s fourth spot kick .
JOSEPHINE CHUKWUNONYE 7/10
Not her best performance of the competition, but the left-back did perform her defensive task well. Made a couple of runs upfront.
ONOME EBI 8/10
Missed Nigeria’s first penalty kick in what was the single dent in a majestic performance. Did a good job in stopping South Africa’s danger woman, Chrestina Thembi Kgatlana in the game.
OSINACHI OHALE 8/10
Received a yellow card in the first half but did well to help ward off the threats of the South Africans. Also converted her penalty kick for the Super Falcons in the shootout.
EBERE OBI 7/10
Combined well with other defenders to stop the deadly South African forwards and also supported the attack as well.
HALIMATU AYINDE 8/10
Halimatu has emerged from the competition as one of the top performers. Her forward runs caused problems for the South Africans and she also helped out in the Falcons’ defence.
RITA CHIKWELU 7/10
A battling display from the petite midfielder who took her penalty well to help Nigeria win the game.
NGOZI OKOBI 7/10
Started the game strongly but fizzled out at some point. She however managed to put up an above average performance.
FRANCISCA ORDEGA 8/10
Though her showing was impactful for the Super Falcons, she surprisingly bagged the Woman of the Match award. She won a penalty for the team inside regulation time which was thrown away by Asisat Oshoala.
ASISAT OSHOALA 6/10
The reigning African Women’s Footballer of The Year capped a disappointing showing by missing a spot kick in the game.
RASHEEDAT AJIBADE 6/10
Got the nod to start the game in place of the injured Desire Oparanozie but failed to make an appreciable impact before her substitution for Chiwendu Ihezuo in the 62nd minute.
CHINWENDU IHEZUO 6/10
Did well following her introduction for the struggling Rasheedat Ajibade. She also took her penalty kickwell.
CHINAZA UCHENDU 5/10
Came in for Francisca Ordega in the extra time. She scored Nigeria’s fourth spot kick