Completesports.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU appraises the performance of Super Eagles, player-by-player, in their 0-0 draw against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone – a 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown on Tuesday…
MADUKA OKOYE 7/10
Made two big saves in the first half. The young goalkeeper did enough to silence his critics.
KEVIN AKPOGUMA 6/10
Got the nod for the right-back position again despite his poor showing in the first leg in Benin City. The Hoffenheim defender passed the test this time around. He was replaced by Chidozie Awaziem in the 73rd minute.
LEON BALOGUN 6 /10
A true general at the heart of the defence. Balogun helped ward off the threats of Kei Kamara and Mustapha Bundu in the game.
WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 6/10
A spirited performance from the centre-back. His understanding with Leon Balogun was key in Super Eagles keeping a clean sheet in the game.
OLA AINA 6/10
A lively performance from the left-back. Aina justified his selection ahead of Zaidu Sanusi and Jamilu Collins. He defended well and also supported the attack.
OGHENEKARO ETEBO 5/10
He was the main man for the Super Eagles in midfield. Etebo was replaced by Shehu Abdullahi in the 39th minute after picking up an injury.
JOE ARIBO 5/10
Failed to stamp his authority on the game. The Rangers midfielder was replaced by Semi Ajayi seven minutes from time.
ALEX IWOBI 6/10
One of Nigeria’s best performers in the game. Made himself availbale for the ball all the time and also helped defensively.
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE 5/10
Came alive a little bit after the break. Teed up Kelechi Iheanacho after a mazy run down the right in the second half but the Leicester City blew the chance.
AHMED MUSA 5/10
Kept on the pitch for the entire duration of the game despite a not too impressive performance.
KELECHI IHEANACHO 5/10
Wasted a glorious chance after the break. Didn’t do much in the game.
SHEHU ABDULLAHI 6/10
Proved a capable replacement for the injured Oghenakaro Etebo. Helped in boosting the defence and joined the attack as well.
CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM 4/10
Replaced Kevin Akpoguma in the 73rd minute. Did well not to concede a penalty late on.
EMMANUEL DENNIS 3/10
Took the place of Kelechi Iheanacho with seven minutes remaining on the clock. Not enough time to show what he can do.
SEMI AJAYI 4/10
Introduced in the place of Joe Aribo in the 83rd minute to help solidify the midfield. Did his job well in the few minutes he spent on the pitch.
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