Super Eagles mauled the MediterraneanKnights of Libya 4-0 in their 2019 AFCON qualifiers Group E Matchday-3 clash at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium Uyo on Saturday to boost their chances of qualifying for the tournament.
Completesportsnigeeia.com’s Johnny Edward here appraises the Gernot Rohr’s men player-by-player
Elche goalkeeper Francis Uzoho made two outstanding saves to help the Super Eagles record their second win in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers Group E. 7/10
Started the game brilliantly but was forced off due to a thigh injury. 6/10
Leon Balogun showed no signs of match rustiness as he posted a near perfect performance for the Super Eagles in the games against Libya. 7/10
The Udinese defender kept Libyan marksman, Saltou Anias quiet throughout the encounter. 7/10
Churned out a decent performance for the Super Eagles defensively and offensively. He was rather unlucky not to have capped his official debut with a goal when he played through on goal in the 28th minute of the game. 7/10
Posted a good performance for the Super Eagles providing good cover for the defence. 7/10
Oghenekaro Etebo was a more calming partner for Wilfred Ndidi in the heart of the Super Eagles midfield. The Stoke City midfielder was instrumental in the team keeping hold of the ball for the better part of the game. 7/10
Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu was one delight to watch in the encounter. Kalu had four successful take ons in the encounter. He capped his brilliant outing with a sublime goal. But he still needs to improve on his crosses and his finishing. 7/10
Relatively quiet throughout the game. He had half chances from the edge of the penalty area but failed to take advantage before he was replaced. 6/10
Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi showed flashes he could play in the No.10 role for the Super Eagles. Iwobi provided an assist for Ighalo’s second goal. Aside that, the 22 year old had no big influence on the game like many expected.7/10
Odion Ighalo continued his goalscoring form for Nigeria scoring in consecutive games. The Changchun Yatai striker scored from the spot in the third minute of the encounter and added a double in the second half.
He was a thorn in the flesh of the Libyan defence. 8/10.
Henry Onyekuru: Missed chance to make it 4-0 shortly after he came on for Ahmed Musa. But he made up for that miss by providing a delightful assist for Samuel Kalu to score the fourth goal for the Super Eagles. 6/10
Ola Aina: Came on for Shehu Abdullahi who copped an injury in the early minutes of the encounter. The Torino wing back posted a decent performance in the game. 6/10
Isaac Success: The Watford striker replaced hat trick hero and man of the match, Odion Ighalo, late in the match and only played a cameo role.
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