Scorecard: How the Super Eagles Rated Against the Pharaohs

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The Nigerian Super Eagles drew 1-1 to the Pharaohs of Egypt in the head to head AFCON qualifying match in Abuja, on Friday. We have the scores on how each player rated in the match.

Carl Ikeme
The Wolverampton Wanderers goalkeeper continued to show why he can be relied upon in the absence of Vincent Enyeama as he made a brilliant save with his foot to deny the Egyptians from scoring before making another close save in the second half. 7/10

Shehu Abdulahi
Was solid at the back and never made any serious incursion upfront. His ability to checkmate the Egyptians attack was a major highlight of his game. 6/10

Stanley Amuzie
Slow on the ball and was easily beaten by Muhammed Salah with pace in the 18-yard box. However, in the later part of the game, he made amend with some timely tackles and interception. 5/10

Goddfrey Oboabona
In spite of his experience on the Super Eagles defense, Oboabona was a shadow of himself and was always found out of position. 5/10

Efe Ambrose
Kept his position calmly and made some attacking moves from the right flank. 6/10

Ahmed Musa
The spark and speed which was usually known from the CSKA Moscow winger was totally lost  with his lack of vision and composure in the encounter. 5/10

John Obi Mikel
Super Eagles new captain controlled the tempo of the game in the heart of the midfield but couldn’t direct a killer pass to the lonely Eagles striker. 6/10

Ogenekaro Etebo
Fantastic for the Nigeria’s U-23 team that won the Africa U-23 Nations Cup in Senegal and scored the vital goal that ensured the maximum points for the Super Eagles against the Pharaohs of Egypt. 7.5/10

Kelechi Iheanacho
Despite all the hype for English club, Manchester City, Iheanacho’s most notable contribution was his long range shot that was saved by the Egyptian goalkeeper. 6/10

Odion Ighalo
Despite scoring 14th goals for Watford, Ighalo had a quite game in the early part of the match as he failed to trouble the Pharaohs defense. 5/10

Moses Simon
One of the best players that gave the Egyptian defense a ceaseless headache with his pace, step-work and dribbles. However, Moses still needs to make up for his fine moves with goals in subsequent matches. 6.5/10

Substitutions

Umar Aminu
Failed to make any meaningful impact in the remaining minutes that he played on the pitch. 3/10

Victor Moses
Had an opportunity of putting the Super Eagles ahead with a second goal but his effort was saved by an Egyptian defender. 4/10

Alex Iwobi
Failed to make any meaningful impact. 2/10