Super Eagles Player Ratings Vs Egypt : Onuachu Stands Out; Balogun Phenomenal; Iwobi Improves; Onyekuru Lively; Ezenwa Shot Stopper
Published: March 26, 2019
 Super Eagles Player Ratings Vs Egypt : Onuachu Stands Out; Balogun Phenomenal; Iwobi Improves; Onyekuru Lively; Ezenwa Shot Stopper
Paul Onuachu's solitary effort proved enough for Nigeria to come away victorious at the Stephen Keshi stadium on Tuesday.

 Allnigeriasoccer.com runs the rule on the Super Eagles on show :

The Starters

Goalkeeper

Daniel Akpeyi: Commanded his area very well during his time on the pitch and rarely looked troubled. (7/10)

Defenders

Abdullahi Shehu: Full of running on the right flank and tracked back as well to help out in defence. (7.5/10)

Leon Balogun: Astute showing yet again from the Brighton man. Covered every blade of grass and was an imposing presence. (8.5/10)

William Troost-Ekong: Ever dependable. Complimented his defensive partner in a way Nigerians have come to cherish. (8/10)

Jamilu Collins: Kept his composure yet again and was not found wanting.(7/10)

Midfielders

John Ogu: Kept Mohamed Elneny in check and looked to stamp his authority in the middle of the park. Swirled in a long ball over the top for Onuachu to latch onto for his assist before he was forced off with an injury. (7.5/10)

Wilfred Ndidi: Started quietly and soon grew into the encounter. Kept the ball well and made advances when necessary. Tried a couple of headers too. (7/10)

Alex Iwobi: Much improved performance from Iwobi. Tried to connect well with the attackers to mixed results but a good showing nonetheless. Sent a weak short straight at Gannesh. (7/10)

Attackers

Moses Simon: Made some impressive darts and turns and was very much the part. Forced the opposition goalkeeper into a save from a set piece. (7/10)

Henry Onyekuru: Delightful to watch down the right channel and looked to drive past his markers with some guile. Eye-catching. (7.5/10)

Paul Onuachu: The big striker wowed the fans with his silky touches and hold-up play which was top-notch.

Rattled home a screamer into the top corner with less than a minute of play. (9/10)

The Substitutes

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: Pulled off a top drawer save to deny Amr Wada and yet showed great reflex to stop Islam Gaber from the follow up. (8/10)

Semi Ajayi: Replaced Ogu and seamlessly tucked into the middle. (6/10)

Odion Ighalo: Showed strength to shield away a marker in the ending moments. Had little time to make any meaningful impact. (NA)

Ndifreke Effiong: Came on to add fresh legs.

Ikouwem Udo: A very late addition.

Emmanuel Chinaza
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