The Super Eagles disappointed millions of their supporters on Wednesday as they failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations having struggled to a 2-2 draw against South Africa.
Below is PREMIUM TIMES’ rating of Super Eagles players.
Vincent Enyeama: 6 The Super Eagles captain was exposed by his backline and ended up conceding two goals.
Efe Ambrose: 5 Ambrose played a little better than he did last time in Congo, he helped with some crosses on the right flank but as usual he was susceptible on a couple of occasions.
Kenneth Omeruo: 4 The central defender was inexplicably the weakest link in the Nigerian team and was guilty for one of the goals conceded by the Eagles.
Azubieke Egwueke: 5: The tall defender found it difficult to keep pace with South Africa’s Tekelo Rantie in the run to one of Bafana Bafana’s goals.
Juwon Oshaniwa: 6 The left-back was quite mobile and did well overlapping for Nigeria in their quest for goals
Ogenyi Onazi: 6.5 The combative midfielder was fighting till the blast of the final whistle. Unlike the defenders, the Lazio man was strong enough to withstand the South Africans.
Raheem Lawal: 4 The Turkey-based midfielder did not show enough like Hope Akpan who was originally the first choice in that position. Lawal lost the tackle that led to South Africa’s first goal.
Mikel Obi: 5 Not the best of displays from the Chelsea man, should have won a penalty but was denied same.
Emmanuel Emenike: 5 It was another lacklustre display from the powerful striker who many suggested Keshi should have pulled out.
Ahmed Musa 5: Guilty of not burying the chances that came his way, his misses proved costly for Nigeria in the long run.
Ik Uche: 5 His touches left much to be desired and many would have expected more from the Villarreal star.
Sone Aluko: 8 Two goals from the Hull City man summed up his display for the eagles on Wednesday.
Aaron Samuel: 5 The China-based striker could not replicate his magic display when it mattered most, he was also guilty of selfish play at point.