Nigeria 0-2 South Africa : Players Ratings – Akpeyi, Iwobi & Onazi Top Flops, Ndidi Disappoints

Posted on Jun 11 2017 - 5:44am by admin

The super Eagles of Nigeria suffered a shock 0-2 loss to South Africa of their first AFCON 2019 Qualifiers performed at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. Osas Mahawi charges the avid gamers on show for the super Eagles in the sport that passed South Africa their first win over Nigeria, and in addition first defeat for Franco-German train Gernot Rohr.


Daniel Akpeyi – looked jittery throughout the sport, did not organise his defence in the build as much as the targets Nigeria conceded. Badly position and unsuitable footed for the primary purpose scored via South Africa. additionally did not take one for his staff when he was once badly exposed by using his defenders. nonetheless it used to be his duty to prepare them for his personal safety…..2/10

Shehu Abdullahi – Had a good first forty five minutes, bought involved within the early exchanges but his poor positioning allowed his marker get at the back of him at will. Had an extraordinarily bad 2d 1/2…..2.5/10

Elderson Echiejile – Did nothing incredible during the path of the game. Didn’t defend, didn’t assault and failed to cut out the move that result in the opener by South Africa. probably the most skilled defender on the pitch for Nigeria however did nothing to show his expertise…..2/10

Chidozie Awaziem – Coped smartly with Rantie within the first half of, however misplaced his man for the opener as he was responsible of ball watching. lucky not to have conceded a penalty and didn’t seem like completely confident playing with William Troost-Ekong…..3/10

Will‎iam Troost-Ekong – No the place near his absolute best. Worst display for Nigeria on the grounds that making his debut, failed to remain on similar wavelength with Awaziem and appeared shaky and lacking in self belief. truly neglected Leon Balogun…..2/10

Ogenyi Onazi – The deepest of Nigeria’s midfield trio but was once largely caught high up the pitch. Badly exposed his defence, and neglected what was once Nigeria’s very best likelihood of the first 1/2. Lasted the whole duration of the game most probably as a result of he was captain in the absence of Mikel…..1.5/10

Wilfred Ndidi – No manner near his highest playing in what may also be termed an unfamiliar function and struggled to deal with the demands of enjoying further up the pitch. Couldn’t connect with any of his excessive passes. an awfully negative sport by using his standards…..three/10

Oghenekaro Etebo – regarded ordinary with out Mikel with him within the center. Failed to claim himself and acquired barged off the ball simply despite his vivid start to the sport. Wasted a clear likelihood to position Nigeria beforehand in the first 1/2…..2/10

Alex Iwobi– Had every other terrible recreation in the jersey of the super Eagles. A passenger for the period he was on the pitch. clearly can do higher but no longer on this celebration . an extraordinarily poor display from the Arsenal man….1/10

Moses Simon – filled with energy, assured and power. Took on his man and was once full of life but resolution making let him down as his balls into the box had been either underhit or overhit. still Nigeria’s easiest player on the night…..four/10

Kelechi Iheanacho – performed as a lone forward leaving him with so much work to do especially as those playing in the back of him didn’t do enough to move the ball to him speedy. every other prime player who did not justify his tag…..2/10

Substitutes :

Olarewaju Kayode – energetic for the duration he spent on the pitch. Used his p.c. to bother the defence of South Africa but came on at a time when Nigeria have been struggling to get going…..2/10

Ahmed Musa – no doubt the South Africans recognize all about his percent hence they double up on him. His lengthy throw -ins were not correctly utilised and should have accomplished higher with the ball at his ft…..1.5/10

Victor Osimhen – Didn’t do enough to earn a rating.

Osas Mahawi

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