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Eagles Player Ratings: Aina impressive, Chukwueze exciting, Mikel missing

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Sportinglife.ng takes a look at the performance of Super Eagles’ players in their 1-0 win against the Swallows of Burundi in their opening group B match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.

DANIEL AKPEYI

He was shaky despite the saves he made 6/10

SHEHU ABDULLAHI

He made his impact felt at the right back before he was replaced due to injury 6/10

WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG 5/10

Expected more from the Torino of Italy defender

Eagles Player Ratings

KENNETH OMERUO

The centre back showed why Spanish side  Leganes need his services.  Did well to contain the onslaught of Fiston Abdoul-Razak and Sadio Berahino. 7/10

OLA AINA

Besides providing the assist that led to Nigeria’s only goal scored by Odion Ighalo, Aina was one of the stand-out performers for the Eagles. 8/10

OGHENEKARO ETEBO 6/10

Not his night 5/10

WILFRED NDIDI

He was named Man of The Match which has been criticised on social media. He should learn to release the ball on time in subsequent matches. Nevertheless was still the team’s best player in the midfield. 6/10

JOHN MIKEL OBI

Failed to make impact and it was therefore no surprise he was pulled out for Ahmed Musa in the second half 4/10

ALEX IWOBI

Had a good match  7/10

SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE

Very promising outing for the youngster 6/10

PAUL ONUACHU

Appeared overwhemled playing on the big stage. 4/10

SUBSTITUTES

AHMED MUSA 7/10
He changed the tempo of the match with his pacy runs 7/10

Read Also:Ighalo saves the day in fierce battle against Burundi

CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM

Did well as Abdullahi’s replacement at the right back. 6/10

ODION IGHALO

He scored Nigeria’s only goal having come on in the second half for Onuachu 7/10

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