AFCON 2023: S/Eagles Player Rating: Nwabali, Troost-Ekong shine while Lookman, Simon struggle
S/Eagles Player Rating Against South Africa: Following their penalty shootout triumph over South Africa, Nigeria’s Super Eagles have advanced to the final of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. The following is our assessment of the overall performance of the Super Eagles players.
Nwabali emerged as the hero for Nigeria after he saved two penalty kicks, despite the fact that South African custodian Ronwen Williams was predicted to give his team the victory in the penalty shootout. made a few crucial stops during South Africa’s dominant first half. Rated 10.
The Eagles were able to take the lead from the penalty kick, and he also managed to convert his attempt during the penalty shootout, which put his team in a position where they were comfortable. This individual brought his vast knowledge to the table as he expertly managed the backline. Rated 9.
When he was protecting a South African player from entering the 18-yard box, he came to the Eagles’ aid and saved them from defeat. His total performance versus South Africa was excellent, and he did not disappoint.
plays left-back or center-back for Fulham in the Premier League. Originally from Italy, he plays for Nigeria. As usual, he was strong on defence and tried to help in the attacking third. Rated 7.
Ola Aina is a full-back for Nottingham Forest in the Premier League. Nigerian national team player. He blasted his spot kick over the bar, which would have put the Eagles in a good position He had a terrific show despite having to play from the left because of Zaidu Sanusi’s injury. He put on an excellent show. Rated 7.
Fenerbahçe and Nigeria national team right-backs or wingers, are Nigerian. Started and played right-back brilliantly. He thought he set up Osimhen for the second, but it was disallowed. Rated 8.
He is a Nigerian professional footballer who now plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Brentford and the Nigeria national team. He put in yet another spirited effort in the middle of the pitch and has continued to demonstrate why the coach’s choice to keep him on the team is well warranted. Rated 7.
Nigerian Fulham and national team midfielder. Iwobi started his career at Arsenal, scoring 15 goals in 149 games. He scored in the 2019 Europa League final and won the FA Cup in 2017. Everton signed him for £28 million in August 2019. Played poorly for the Eagles and was substituted in the second half. Rated 5
is a professional football player for Atalanta of the Serie A who lines up as a winger. He plays for the Nigerian national team and was born in England. failed to beat the South African custodian inside the box, which would have made it 2-0. He was unable to establish himself in the game and had to be substituted. Rated 6.
In addition to playing for the Nigeria national team, he is a professional footballer from Nigeria who plays either as a forward or as a left winger for the club Nantes, which competes in Ligue 1. The forward for Nantes also had a difficult game since, in the moments leading up to his departure, things did not exactly go his way. Rated 5.
He is a Nigerian striker for Napoli and the national team. He is a world-class striker recognised for his finishing, pace, strength, and athleticism. A South African player fouled him inside the box after his drive. Had a goal disallowed for offside. In overtime, he had a chance to put the Eagles ahead once more, but his attempt was blocked. Rated 9.