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2023 AFCONQ: How Super Eagles Players Rated In Dominant Win Against São Tomé & Principe


By James Agberebi’s JAMES AGBEREBI rates the performance of Super Eagles players in their dominant 6-0 win against São Tomé and Principe, in their final 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture on Sunday.

Francis Uzoho: 6/10

Had a quiet game as São Tomé never really posed much threat but dealt well with the handful of attacks the visitors made

Ola Aina: 6/10

Carried out his defensive duties well and also supported the attack on a number of occasions.

Semi Ajayi: 6/10

Put in a matured and composed performance in the heart of the defence and helped in snuffing out some of the few threats from the visitors.

Calvin Bassey: 6/10

Just like his defensive partner, the Fulham star had a brilliant display in helping the Eagles secure the comfortable win.

Bruno Onyemaechi: 7/10

Operated from the left-back position and looked at home despite only making his debut for the Eagles.

Wilfred Ndidi: 7/10

Provided the assist for the Eagles’ second goal by Ademola Lookman. Had an overall impressive outing before going off.

Frank Onyeka: 6/10.

Another player who put in a good shift by helping in defence and also bombed forward when necessary.

Kelechi Iheanacho: 8/10

Pulled the strings in the attacking midfield position and rounded off his display with a brilliant lobbed pass to Taiwo Awoniyi to make it 3-0.

Ademola Lookman: 8/10

Was very lively throughout the time he spent on the pitch. Provided the assist for the first goal by Victor Osimhen before also getting on the score sheet.

Taiwo Awoniyi: 8/10.

Was a handful for the visitors and was duly rewarded with a world class strike. He received a pass from Iheanacho with his chest and volleyed into the net.

Victor Osimhen: 9/10

Was the star of the game as he netted a hat-trick to continue his impressive scoring form for both club and country.


Samuel Chukwueze: 8/10

Set up Osimhen with a delightful through pass for the fifth goal before scoring the sixth goal.

Victor Boniface: 7/10

Made his debut for the Eagles and provided the assist for Chukwueze to score .

Joe Aribo: 6/10

Replaced the hardworking Onyeka and also put in a good shift in midfield.

Tyronne Ebuehi: 6/10

Made a return to the team after coming on for Ola Aina and didn’t look out of place.

Raphael Onyedika: 6/10

The Club Brugge star came on for Wilfred Ndidi with less than 10 remaining and put in an ok performance.

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