Super Falcons player ratings: Echegini makes a statement; Ohale evergreen; Nnadozie safe hands; Oshoala struggles 

Published: February 23, 2024
Super Falcons player ratings: Echegini makes a statement; Ohale evergreen; Nnadozie safe hands; Oshoala struggles 

Super Falcons held Cameroon to a barren draw in the first leg of the third round of the 2024 Paris Olympics qualifiers on Friday evening. runs the rule over the Nigerian players in action in the encounter.

The starters


Chiamaka Nnadozie: The Paris FC shot-stopper showed yet again why she is the safest hands on the continent, keeping the Super Falcons in the game with her saves and calmness.  8.5/10




Michelle Alozie: Not her best game for the Super Falcons. Not much was seen from her offensively before she was brought off. 5.5/10

Osinachi Ohale: The veteran centre-back matched the physicality of the Indomitable Lionesses and she was calm in doing so, playing a vital role in the Super Falcons keeping a clean sheet. 8/10


Oluwtosin Demehin:Like Ohale, she made sure her feathers weren't ruffled and dealt well with the physicality of the Cameroonians' attackers. 7.5/10


Ashleigh Plumptre: She returned to the side after a long hiatus and didn't look as if she ever left. Started the game at left back but finished on the opposite flank, showing her dexterous physicality. 7.5/10


Midfielders and strikers

Halimatu Ayinde: Failed to impose herself on the game and was unsurprisingly taken off at the start of the second half. 5.5/10

Deborah Abiodun: She started the game slowly but grew into it and contributed to the Super Falcons regaining control of the game in the second half. 6.5/10

Christy Ucheibe:  Also didn't play well in the first half but helped the record African champions threaten the Cameroonian defense later on in the game. 6.5/10

Toni Payne: Fumbled a chance to put Oshoala on goal in the first half and was surprisingly left on the pitch for far too long. 5/10

Asisat Oshoala: Had a quiet game and failed to convert the Super Falcons' best chance of the game. 4.5/10


Rasheedat Ajibade: The skipper also had a poor game offensively but worked her socks off defensively. 6/10


The substitutes 

Jennifer Echegini: She was the most impactful substitute and could have gotten a goal as a reward for her efforts. The Cameroonians couldn't lay a hand on her. 8/10

Esther Okoronkwo: Contributed to Nigeria retaining control of the game in the second half but wasn't as imposing as Echegini. 6.5/10

Rinsola Babajide: The former Liverpool forward was blunt when she came on and didn't make a case for herself to start the second leg. 4/10

Rofiat Imuran: Not much was seen from the young left-back when she came on, was lucky to have been bailed out after she got dribbled past easily by one of the Cameroon forwards.  4/10

Ifeoma Onumonu: Should have been brought on earlier, and spent very little time on the field to make an impact.N/A




Abdulkareem Abdulhamid




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