Nigeria’s Super Eagles claimed a 3-1 win over Seychelles’ Pirates at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Friday and the West African side were far from impressive throughout the game.
The encounter saw the Gernot Rohr tutored-side struggle to net three times past the African minnows to claim the three maximum points
Legit.ng in the report highlights Super Eagles top three players, whose performance helped the three-time African champions claim tops in qualification group.
Jamilu Collins: Germany-based Jamilu Collins was among the top performer for the Super Eagles against the Pirates.
Aside from his defensive duties, he ensured he supported the Eagles attack, and also provided dangerous crosses into the opponent’s vital area. Kit is important to note that one of his dangerous crosses assisted Onyekuru’s goal in the second stanza.
Without any doubt, Collins is one of the squad members that will likely make Rohr's AFCON team to Egypt in June.
Wilfred Ndidi: The Leicester City defensive midfielder showed has ready for the game tight from the start of the contest.
The Delta State-born ace playing before his was at the top of his game with his ball distributions.
He was also seen in the thick of the action and won the spot-kick that lead to the opening goal for Nigeria during the AFCON clash.
Moses Simon: Super-sub Moses Simon was another Super Eagles player that showed class despite playing for limited time after replacing Odion Ighalo in the second half.
The Levante forward wasted no time after getting on the pitch to register his name among the goals.
Simon skillfully left his marker in wonderland before smashing home Nigeria’s third goal on the night.
Other Super Eagles squad members that deserve mention for the performances include the following:
Ahmed Musa: Captain on the day was full of running and connected nicely with other attackers throughout the match.
Henry Onyekuru: Handled his wing play excellently but looked to stretch play with the ball. Henry was spot on to head in Nigeria's second goal during the match.
Odion Ighalo: Odion was not at his best but still managed to use his experience when needed. He netted the opening goal from the spot.
Abdullahi Shehu: Nice job on the right flank by the Turkey-based defender. Shehu also helped out in tracking back when under pressure.
Kenneth Omeruo: Decent defending from Omeruo but looked like he was lacking a bit confidence in his overall play.
William Troost-Ekong: Full of energy in tracking down opponents and also missed a chance to nod home the opener in the first half.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles of Nigerian have rounded up their matches in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers with an impressive 3-1 win over Seychelles on Friday afternoon, March 22, in Asaba.
Gernot Rohr's men went into the game with great confidence and relaxed minds after winning the first leg 3-0 away and coupled with the fact that Nigeria had already qualified for 2019 AFCON.
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