Super Eagles Players Ratings Vs Zimbabwe: Mikel MOTM, Omeruo Solid, Chikwueze Shines, Onuachu Struggles

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Super Eagles Players Ratings Vs Zimbabwe: Mikel MOTM, Omeruo Solid, Chikwueze Shines, Onuachu Struggles

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Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday evening could not break a disciplined Zimbabwe’s Warriors defense as the last warm up game in Nigeria before the team jet out to Egypt for 2019 African Nations Cup ended in a barren draw.

The international friendly match between Nigeria and Zimbabwe decided at Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba was used by the coach to decide two players to be dropped from the 25-man squad before heading to AFCON finals in Egypt.

Daniel Akpeyi: He is hardly tested as the Zimbabweans sat back to soak pressure from Eagles attack, though, Nigeria attack were not string enough to break the defense. (7/10)

Defenders

Jamilu Collins: Though, we need to see him show off such performance in a tension soak match but did well against Warriors of Zimbabwe. Went close for the Super Eagles in the first period. Substantial display from Collins. (7/10)

Leon Balogun: Showed yet his dependability in the center of the defence for the team and hardly looked shaken. (8/10)

Kenneth Omeruo: Slotted in seamlessly alongside his defensive partner and was not found wanting. (7.5/10)

Ola Aina: Good showing from the full-back in pegging back the attacking forays of the opposition. (7/10)

Midfielders

Mikel Obi: Controlled proceedings the best he could from the middle of the park and kept things tidy. (8.5/10)

Oghenekaro Etebo: Mopped up pressure in the simplest of ways but got booked for a bad tackle in the second half. (6/10)

Alex Iwobi: Kept width and had a few runs at the opponents but couldn’t break the rigid defence. (5/10)

Attackers

Samuel Kalu: Had a hushed display on his return against the resilient rivals. (5.5/10)

Paul Onuachu: Was isolated upfront for some time in the first half which affected his out put. Saw little balls to work on. (5/10)

Samuel Chukwueze: Nearly broke the deadlock for Nigeria in the first half, the closest the team came. A few tricks and twists in the scrappy encounter. (7.5/10)

The Substitutes

Chidozie Awaziem: Came on for Aina in the second period and helped in keeping the opponents quiet. (7/10)

Ahmed Musa: Had a better game upfront after replacing Kalu and showed quick movements. (6/10)

William Troost-Ekong: Replaced Omeruo in the flurry of second half changes and was astute as usual. (6/10)

Victor Osimhen: Came in for Onuachu in the second period but failed to come up with the break through (5/10)

Henry Onyekuru: Added fresh legs as the game winded down (5/10)

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