Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU rates the performance of Super Falcons, player-by-player, in Saturday’s Group B clash with Equatorial Guinea at the 2018 African Women’s Nations Cup. The Nigerian ladies won 6-0 to set up a semi-final clash with the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.
TOCHUKWU OLUEHI 7/10
The Rivers Angels goalkeeper kept her second clean sheet of the tournament. Oluehi was virtually on holiday in the game as the Super Falcons dominated from start to finish.
JOSEPHINE CHUKWUNONYE 7/10
Made her first start of the competition in place of Faith Ikidi and did a good job all through.
ONOME EBI 7/10
The captain of the side was at her best in the game making sure the Super Falcons defence was not breached for the second consecutive game.
OSINACHI OHALE 7/10
Osinachi continued her impressive partnership with Onome Ebi at the heart of the Super Falcons defence in the game. She posted another top class performance against the former champions.
EBERE OBI 7/10
Didn’t put a foot wrong in the game. Always willing to support the attack, while she also performed her defensive task dutifully.
HALIMATU AYINDE 7/10
Put up her best performance of the competition so far. Ayinde didn’t allow the Equatorial Guineans to gain any foothold in the middle of the park.
RITA CHIKWELU 7/10
She was handed the captaincy arm band for the match . And she proved her qualities for the first time in the competition. She got on the score sheet for the first time, scoring her side’s sixth goal of the game.
NGOZI OKOBI 8/10
Kept her place in the team after she was handed a starter’s shirt in the previous game against Zambia. Worked hard as usual and was at her creative best in the game.
FRANCISCA ORDEGA 8/10
Grabbed a goal and an assist like she did in the previous game against Zambia. She was a thorn in the flesh of the opposition with her direct approach and dribbling skills.
ASISAT OSHOALA 9/10
Came alive for the first time in the tournament. Africa’s best player got a hat trick and was duly handed the Woman of The Match award.
DESIRE OPARANOZIE 8/10
Another impressive showing from the France-based forward. Oparanozie scored Nigeria’s fifth goal of the game and also grabbed an assist.
AMARACHI OKORONKWO 6/10
Came in for the impressive Halimatu Ayinde and contributed positively to the team’s play following her introduction.
ANAM IMO (FORWARD) 6/10
Missed a sitter following her introduction in place of Desire Oparanozie. The Nasarawa Amazons forward however posted an above average performance.
GLORY OGBONNA (LEFT-BACK) 6/10
The Ibom Angels played her first game of the competition coming on for Ebere Ngozi. Proved she can be a good replacement for her teammate.