The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickstarted their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 win over the Lone Stars of Liberia on Friday, September 3, 2021.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored a first-half brace to give the Super Eagles all three points to take control of Group C.
But how did all the Super Eagles players in the game fare?
Solid game, staking all his claim to the number goalkeeper spot. Dominated his box and all set-piece moments and organised his defence well.
Ola Aina (6/10)
Worked hard all game but struggled to have any standout moment in the right-back position. The Liberians didn’t offer much threat, so he can’t be credited too much for Super Eagles’ clean sheet.
William Troost-Ekong (7/10)
He was the starting captain of the day and fared well in leading the team. He defended well too.
Leon Balogun (7/10)
He played with so much confidence; nothing and nobody passed him.
Hardly put in a wrong foot all game, mopped up everything around the middle and protected the back-four well.
Joe Aribo (6/10)
The midfielder failed to dominate his area but had some good moments going forward, although he could not make any of them count.
The Leicester City star had a busy afternoon trying to make this happen and and got rewarded two goals. Really good goals, the first one is a typical Iheanacho-finish, the second, brilliant work with the ball.
Had a busy day on the pitch but failed with his final balls. Made up by assisting Iheanacho for the two goals.
Moses Simon (6/10)
Troubled the Liberian defence with his dribbling but also struggled with his final balls.
Victor Osimhen (5/10)
He struggled to get his stamp on the pitch and sometimes looked like he was doing too much without any impact.