Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Super Eagles players’ rating from the two friendly games.
Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Super Eagles players’ rating from the two friendly games. We rate all the Nigerian players performance in both games.
Nigeria faced their first match with Cameroon on Friday, the 4th of June, 2021, and lost 1-0 before playing out a goalless draw in another game on Tuesday, the 8th of June.
Below are the details on how the Super Eagles performed:
Goalkeeper: Maduka Okoye (6/10)
The only flaw to his performances in the two games was the goal he allowed in the 1-0 loss. He was quite beaten at his near post but he bounced back to put in some good saves in the second game.
Shehu Abdullahi (4/10)
He played 90 minutes in both games and defended well. But, moving forward, the right-back had nothing much to offer.
Chidozie Awaziem (6/10)
He Played 90 minutes in both games and did himself a lot of good with his performances and he was never caught playing outside his position.
William Troost-Ekong (5/10)
Without a doubt, William is Nigeria’s best defenders these days, he had no issues in the first game before he was taken off in the 90th minute.
Valentine Ozornwafor (5/10)
Valentine played just a few minutes in the first game before his 90-minute appearance in the second. He was good in that game and didn’t look match-rusty anyway, considering he didn’t play much football this last season with
Galatasary Jamilu Collins (3/10)
Collins had quite a basic performance in both games. Not so good in any way and was poor going forward. He showed the reasons why he lost his place as the first-choice left-back to Zaidu Sanusi.
Wilfred Ndidi (7/10)
played 90 minutes in both games, put in a shift in midfield as expected, and was truly the leader on the pitch for Nigeria.
Oghenekaro Etebo (3/10)
He played 81 minutes in the first game but wasn’t dynamic enough midfield. Etebo could not keep up with Andre-Frank Anguissa, whose effort beat Nigeria’s goalkeeper for the only goal of both ties.
Alex Iwobi (5/10)
layed 87 minutes in the first and the whole 90 minutes in the second. He has some bright moments in both games. In the first, he showed lots of enthusiasm in getting the Super Eagles going strong in attack. During the second game, he had a new role in central midfield, where he did very well. He was involved in lots of good moments for the Super Eagles and created good opportunities which were not converted.
Kelechi Iheanacho (3/10)
Kelechi struggled a bit to play from the wings in the first game. In the second, he played from the middle and was clearly guilty of missing two chances towards the end of the game. He also played 67 minutes in the first game but was on the field the whole time in the second game.
Moses Simon (3/10)
Moses came in with some bright moments in the first game, but sadly he soon fizzled out. He had an awful outing in the second game. He was unable to create any chances and struggled to get better of his markers. He played 81 minutes of the first game and was on the whole time in the second game.
Paul Onuachu (3/10)
Paul was the biggest disappointment from the friendlies. After a majorly successful season, Onuachu was unable to replicate his club form for the Super Eagles. He struggled to get in the game and looked like he was struggling most of the time.
Ahmed Musa (2/10)
Musa was introduced in the 67th minute of the first game, he was on from the start in the second and played for 76 minutes. Yet, despite the minutes given to him, the Super Eagles captain underperformed in both games. He looked out of pace and struggled to create anything from the wings.
Moffi came on the 66th minute of the first game and played a whole half in the second half. We are not certain if circumstances were right for him to show his capabilities.
Olayinka played for some minutes in the first game but didn’t have enough time to make any impact.
Had less than 30 minutes altogether in both games and caught our attention with some delicate touches.
Two last minute substitute appearances but didn’t do much in the game to talk about.