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Super Eagles player ratings for AFCON win over Angola

Nigeria advanced to the semi-finals of the 2023 AFCON with a 1-0 victory over Angola, courtesy of Ademola Lookman’s decisive goal. Here are the player ratings:

  1. Stanley Nwabali (8/10): The Chippa United goalkeeper showcased fitness and made crucial saves.
  2. Ola Aina (7.5/10): The Nottingham Forest full-back contributed defensively and provided width in the attack.
  3. William Troost Ekong (7.5/10): The PAOK central defender displayed leadership, winning tackles and making clearances.
  4. Semi Ajayi (7/10): The West Bromwich Albion defender had a decent performance, showcasing aerial presence.
  5. Calvin Bassey (7.5/10): The Fulham defender was a robust presence at the back, repelling opposition attacks.
  6. Zaidu Sanusi (6/10): The Porto full-back was solid defensively but lacked accuracy in his attacking contributions.
  7. Frank Onyeka (7.5/10): The Brentford midfielder continued his brilliant display, impacting both attack and defense.
  8. Alex Iwobi (7/10): Iwobi had his best game of the tournament, initiating the first goal with a brilliant through ball.
  9. Ademola Lookman (8/10): The Atalanta forward was a constant threat, scoring the vital goal and displaying positional awareness.
  10. Moses Simon (8/10): The Nantes winger had an improved performance, contributing key dribbles and creating the winning goal. He was named player of the match by the tournament organizers.
  11. Victor Osimhen (7.5/10): The Napoli striker showcased brilliant hold-up play, with a disallowed goal for offside.

Substitutes:

  • Yussuf Alhassan (6/10)┬áKenneth Omeruo, Paul Onuachu, Joe-Ayodele Aribo: They had minimal impact as late substitutes

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