MTNFootball.com rates the Super Eagles as they flew past Cote d’Ivoire to reach the semi-final of the 2013 AFCON yesterday.
7 Vincent Enyeama
He showed that he is Nigeria undisputed number one. He made several top saves especially the point blank shot from Yaya Toure.
He enjoyed a commanding display at right back. He did all the marking and also had the energy to join the attack where necessary.
7 Kenneth Omeruo
Another great showing by the Chelsea loanee. He combined well with Oboabona in the heart of the back four. He marked out the great Drogba with such confidence and matuarity that it is unbelievable he has only played a handful of games for the full international team.
7 Godfrey Oboabona
The Sunshine Stars captain has grown in confidence, he was always there to stop Drogba and he showed character for the full 90 minutes.
7 Elderson Echiejile
Another decent shift by the Sporting Braga left back as he manned the left back well and still had the gas to join the attack.
7 Ogenyi Onazi
He held his own against the likes of Yaya Toure and Chiek Tiote. He tackled well and timely throughout the game and was never intimidated. He showed class and understanding with his fellow midfielders.
8 Sunday Mba
The unlikely man of the match. He was fantastic in the midfield and combined well with Mikel. He sprayed good passes and tackled well. His well-taken winner was classy goal and worth its weight in gold.
7 Mikel Obi
He showed his worth in the middle of the pack by dictating the pace. He gave quality passes as well as defended well. He cancelled out Yaya Toure in the midfield.
7 Victor Moses
He was great with his runs and skills, he got Nigeria’s first shot at goal in this game but many of his attacking initiatives were not put to good use.
6 Brown Ideye
He was a big threat to the Ivorians with his power and hustling style and came close to getting on the scoreboard at least twice.
7 Emmanuel Emenike
He has now scored three goals to move to the top of the scorers’ chart at the AFCON. He was a real and constant threat to Cote d’Ivoire. He then scored a fantastic goal after he earlier fluffed a good chance to put Nigeria ahead. He also won a lot of free kicks for Nigeria courtesy of his all-action style.
Joseph Yobo: He came if for Victor Moses as Keshi made a defensive change. It was not enough time to rate the Eagles skipper.