SCORENIGERIA rates the individual performances of the Super Eagles in Thursday night’s friendly against Togo in Paris, which Nigeria won comfortably 3-0.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa 6
The FC Ifeanyiubah goalkeeper made three saves in the first half, but he was mostly not troubled by a poor Togo team.
Elderson Echiejile 6 (skipper)
He did enough to get by but there wasn’t much to do as the opponents did not really threaten the Eagles goal.
Shehu Abdullahi 7
The top defender on the night, attacking and defending with confidence and now looks most likely to start at right back against South Africa ahead of Tyronne Ebuehi.
Chidozie Awaziem 6
The FC Porto II defender played the entire 90 minutes, but will certainly lose his place in the first team to the more experienced Kenneth Omeruo for the match against Bafana Bafana in Uyo.
William Troost-Ekong 5
An average outing, seemed to struggle when he is not playing alongside the classier Leon Balogun. He made several hurried and unnecessary clearances.
Wilfred Ndidi 8
A command performance by the Leicester City boy. He should keep his place for the South Africa showdown.
Mikel Agu 7
Another solid showing and with more confidence he could be mainstay of this team in the long run. Keep an eye on this FC Porto protégé.
Ogehenekaro Etebo 4
The Portugal-based midfielder was far below his high standards, losing balls in the engine room and hardly putting a foot right on the night. A bad day in the office especially for someone rumoured to have interested some top clubs across Europe.
Ahmed Musa 8
He netted two goals and was full of lihe, a sharp contrast from the picture of despair he cut in Friday’s friendly against Corsica. He took his chances well and this should further boost his self-belief.
Alex Iwobi 9
MAN OF THE MATCH by a mile with his family in the stands. He assisted for the first two goals and his intelligence and all-round play really caught the eye.
Kelechi Iheanacho 7
Scored in his third straight game this year to justify why Gernot Rohr has made him the arrow head of his attack. But he could do a lot more with his all-round play.
Dele Alampasu 6
Made a save on his debut and exuded confidence when he came on for Ezenwa.
Tyronne Ebuehi 5
Average performance by the ADO Den Haag right fullback, who started the second half in place of Shehu Abdullahi.
Uche Agbo 5
He was also average in a rather dull second half, where both sides trued to keep possession.
Victor Osimhen 5
He showed his battling instincts when he was introduced, but often his final ball let him down.
Henry Onyekuru 5
Arsenal-bound forward showed some dazzling footwork, but nothing more. He never really warmed up to the game.
Sikiru Olatunbosun 5
He got his chance to impress but did not really take it.
As always full of running, but did not really settle down before the game was blown off.
No Rating because of very limited playing time –Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odey
EAGLES (4-3-2-1) vs Togo
Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Dele Alampasu 69) – Elderson Echiejile (skipper) (Stephen Odey 88), Shehu Abdullahi (Tyronne Ebuehi 46), Chidozie Awaziem, William Troost-Ekong – Wilfred Ndidi (Uche Agbo 57), Mikel Agu (Alhassan Ibrahim ‘Muazzam 85), Ogehenekaro Etebo (Henry Onyekuru 57) – Ahmed Musa (Victor Osimhen 46), Alex Iwobi (Sikiru Olatunbosun 69) – Kelechi Iheanacho (Olanrewaju Kayode 69)