The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Saturday decimated Equatorial Guinea 6-0 to reach Semi Final of ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.
Though it was largely a one-way traffic, the Super Falcons players performed at different levels with some hitting the right note fast and other still struggling.
Below is an assessment of how the Super Falcons players fared against Equatorial Guinea, Premium Times reports.
TOCHUKWU OLUEHI 6
Virtually on holiday all through the 90 minutes, the Rivers Angels woman had very little to do.
That nonetheless, it is not out of place to credit the only home-based lad in Nigeria’s starting lineup for proper organization of the backline which largely kept the Guineans at bay with virtually no shots on target.
JOSEPHINE CHUKWUNONYE 7
The right-back gave a commanding display in the defence and she also expertly linked up with the attack particularly with Oshoala on the flanks.
OSINACHI OHALE 7
The Vaxjo centre-back had a good partnership with Onome Ebi at the heart of the defence.
ONOME EBI 7
The Equatorial Guineans were really no match for Nigeria and with Onome standing tall in the heart of the defence they had little or no opportunity to pass through at goal.
EBERE NGOZI 8
The Barcelona defender was as always confident on the ball and she handled the Guineans with so such ease before she gave way having sustained a sight knock.
RITA CHIKWELU 7
Quite energetic all through, the captain led by example; scoring a goal and also provided an assist. However, she has some drawbacks when it comes to set pieces.
HALIMATU AYINDE 7
Ayinde was in beast mode literally; blocking and quashing any attempted moves by the Guineans.
ASISAT OSHOALA 8.5 (Woman-of-the-match)
With three goals to her name, Oshoala cannot be denied the top honours even though it is obvious she is still yet to enter full gear.
Having missed a handful of gilt-edged chances again like in the earlier group games, many are hoping that Oshoala will be better against Cameroon in the semi-final
NGOZI OKOBI 7
Quite mobile on the ball, Okobi provided a great display against the Guineans.
DESIRE OPARANOZIE 8
Another good game.. The powerful forward contributed a goal and an assist in the match.
FRANCISCA ORDEGA 9
Ordega passes as Nigeria’s best player so far at the 2018 AWCON
Her dashing runs, dribbling skills, pinpoint passes are all sources of worry to opposing teams.
Against the Guineans, she did all again; scoring, providing assists and much more.
AMARACHI OKORONKWO 7
A solid display on the part of the hardworking midfielder who offered solidity to the Falcons team.