Egypt 1-0 Nigeria, Scorecard: How Super Eagles Rated Against Pharaohs

Super Eagles players

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 1-0 to the Pharaohs of Egypt in the second leg of the head to head AFCON qualifying match in Alexandria, on Tuesday. We have the scores on how each player rated in the match that lost the team their opportunity at AFCON glory.

Daniel Akpeyi
The Super Eagles could have been three goals behind if not for the heroic saves of Daniel Akpeyi, who replaced Carl Ikeme after suffering a stomach upset. He has no fault for Ramadan Sobhi’s goal as the Eagles players were ball watching. 6/10

Godfrey Oboabona
Held his backline well but was found wanting at some point each time the Egyptians were attacking the team’s defense. 4.5/10

Efe Ambrose
Not too impressive at the back as he failed to organize his defense in spite of his experience on the team. Faulted for Egypt’s first goal that could have been prevented from going into the back of the net. 4.5/10

Stanley Amuzie
Still couldn’t find the right antidote to stop the merciless pace and dribble of Egypt’s Mohammed Salah. He made some good interceptions of the ball whenever the Pharaohs are on the attack, however, failed to cope with Salah’s threat. 5/10

Ahmed Musa
Musa played one of his worst games in the colors of the Super Eagles as he was ineffective and inefficient on and off the ball for the team. Found guilty of faulty passes and made no brilliant runs towards the Egyptian goal post. 4.5/10

John Obi Mikel
The perfect thing the Chelsea midfielder did right against Egypt was his ability to keep possession of the ball and shielding the opponent of the ball. However, his lack of visionary passes couldn’t help the team survive in Alexandria. 5/10

Odion Ighalo
Had Nigeria’s biggest chance of putting the team ahead in the 15th minute but his poor volley technique couldn’t find the back of the net. Aside this, he was just a passenger in the encounter and couldn’t save Nigeria from defeat. 4.5/10

Shehu Abdulahi
Showed some glimpses of promise with his timely tackles though less effective going up front. 5/10

Oghenekaro Etebo
Fearless and solid in the midfield before copping an injury that led to his substitution in the second half. 5.5/10

Umar Aminu
Managed to keep his feet right on the ball despite his early shaking start against the Egyptian attack. – 5/10

Victor Moses
Despite not crowning his fine effort with a goal, Moses remains Nigeria’s best player on the night as he was the architect of most of the dribbles and attack the team conjured up. 6.5/10

Substitution
Elderson Echiéjilé
Lost out in the game despite coming on as a substitute for Stanley Amuzie. 3/10

Alex Iwobi
Made some brilliant moves into the 18-yard box of Egypt in the few minutes that he spent on the pitch. 4/10

Moses Simon
Not as effective as he was in the reverse fixture, where his pace and trickery gave the Pharaohs defense a sleepless night. 3/10