Senegal 1-1 Nigeria : Players Rating – MOTM Ndidi, Iwobi Flops, Top Marks For Ogu, Success & Iheanacho

Posted on Mar 25 2017 - 1:39am by admin

The super Eagles of Nigeria yesterday maintained their unbeaten run underneath instruct Gernot Rohr with the aid of forcing the Teranga Lions of Senegal to a 1-1 attract a pleasant sport played in London the day past. Michael James who watched the sport live to tell the tale behalf of this football portal gives his rankings on the performances of the tremendous Eagles gamers at the Hive Stadium.

Daniel Akpeyi – may and will have to have performed better in dealing with the nook kick which lead to the one goal scored by means of the Senegalese. Made some hobbies saves but appears unconvincing with regards to reading nook kicks….. 6/10

Kenneth Omeruo – most well-liked in advance of newly invited Tyroone Ebuehi to start out at proper again, and the on mortgage Chelsea man didn’t disappoint despite enjoying out of place. He was once very strong in defending however added nothing relating to joining the attack even when he had the possibility…..6.5/10
Elderson Echiejile – solid show, his perfect efficiency in a perfect Eagles shirt for some time. Picked up a reserving for a requisite foul in the second half of as Senegal threatened on the counter. One main flaw was once his failure to join the assault because of his skills to whip in crosses…..7/10
Leon Balogun – Command in Chief of the Eagles backline. persevered his “Oyibo Wall” partnership with William Troost Ekong on the coronary heart of Nigeria defence,can partly be blamed for Moussa Sow’s purpose. however the Mainz 05 man brings about calm, assuredness and organization to the Eagles defence…..7/10.

William Troost Ekong – Very solid in duels, particularly aerial battles even supposing he seems unconvincing with the ball at his ft. Grew into the sport within the second 1/2 and his bodily aspect helped him in placing Senegal’s front men in check…..7.5/10

Ogenyi Onazi – The stand in captain lasted simply 25 minutes, no because of a knee kick to his back which result in his substitution. For the length he used to be on, he displayed a willingness to get stuck in and didn’t shy far from physical duels…..4/10

Wilfred Ndidi (Man of The healthy)- His touches ooze category, very stable in defending and fast in turning defence into attack, provoked recollections of former tremendous Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh with the way he marshaled the midfield. Ndidi’s passing vary has additionally stronger past imagination in this sort of quick time. Head and shoulders above every participant on the pitch closing night…..9/10

Alex Iwobi – Had a game to forget for Nigeria as he used to be guilty of gifting away possession cheaply, and struggled to deal with the physical nature of the game. was once rightly substituted through educate Gernot Rohr in the second half…..5.5/10

Moses Simon – got here to live late into the primary half of when Nigeria dominated the game, did plenty of job defensively for his staff, and Senegal with his % and dribbling talents. general didn’t do too badly but can clearly do better…..7/10

Ahmed Musa – kept aside all of the drama that saw him relinquish his role as deputy captain of the staff prior to the sport, to ship an extraordinarily strong efficiency on the appropriate for Nigeria. Used his percent to good effect at each ends of the pitch but at last ball incessantly let him down. Substituted after choosing a knock….. 7/10

Kelechi Iheanacho – Tucked the penalty that leveled scores for Nigeria with a shrug, responsible of denying Nigeria a clear chance to win the game when he decide to shoot the place a move would have seen Isacc Success tuck the ball into an empty web late into time introduced on. confirmed quick toes to win the penalty which he transformed and his deliveries from free kicks was once some other attitude which caught the eyes…..7.5/10


John Ogu – large man, who prospers and loves aerial duels, helped Nigeria received momentum following his introduction for the injured Onazi after 25 minutes. blended properly with Ndidi within the midfield, and shielded the defence from pressure. Ogu had his best game shortly for the Eagles, he seems very match and mobile for his top and large body…..8/10

Oghenekaro Etebo – Had Nigeria’s first attempt on target, loves to shoot and wants to at all times get on the ball. His introduction introduced p.c. and urgency to the attack of Nigeria which helped Iheanacho to pull Senegal defenders out of position with his runs in the back of the defence…..6.5/10

Olarenwaju Kayode – brought in p.c., strength and backbone to lend a hand out in defence and attack. Wasted a glorious header from ten yards to attain, nonetheless did sufficient to earn a rating larger than moderate….. 6/10

Isaac Success – crushed to the person of the fit award by using Wifred Ndidi by way of just a fraction. The Watford man confirmed he has what it takes to be a typical on this workforce. He went prior Sengalese defenders with his mesmerising step overs, power and %. Gave Kalidou Koulibaly loads to fret about with his forays from the fitting. If only he can keep fit he will indubitably be an ordinary on this workforce…..eight.5/10

*Michael James reporting from London

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