How Nigeria U-23 players fared in their 1-0 win over Sweden in their second Group B game at Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Nigeria U-23 team in the early hours of Monday, August 8 progressed to the quarter-finals of Rio 2016 with a 1-0 win over Sweden in their second Group B game of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
This is how Pulse Sports rate the performances of Dream Team VI players
Emmanuel Daniel (goalkeeper) 5/10
After a below average first game where he conceded four goals, Emmanuel Daniel was not found out in the win over Sweden. This was however largely due to the solid performance from the defence in front of him which left him with little to do all game.
Shehu Abdullahi (right-back) 6/10
Solid performance from the right-back who linked up well with his partner upfront. He was also fantastic in defence.
Sincere Seth (centre-back) 6/10
Still showing signs of nervousness but not to be blamed as he’s a right-back being used as a makeshift centre-back. Much improvement from the first game.
William Troost Ekong (Centre-back) 8/10
Man of the Match for us over here at Pulse Sports. He was solid all through the game and commanded his defence very well. Showing signs of leadership as well.
Stanley Amuzie (left-back) 6/10
Still very shaky when defending, but looked very good going forward. His rating largely helped with the fantastic cross for Nigeria’s only goal.
Azubuike Okechukwu (Midfielder) 7/10
Had another good game for Nigeria. Didn’t stop running and sat very deep to help the defence.
John Mikel Obi (midfielder) 7.5/10
Improved from the first game and showed why he is the captain of the team. Very calm in possession and made some runs in to opposition penalty box. Almost had a goal too.
Usman Mohammed (Midfielder) 7/10
A team player in the middle for Nigeria. Covered well for Mikel Obi and was also good with his passes. Needs to be more direct.
Imoh Ezekiel (Forward) 7/10
Caused chaos in the Swedish defence and was very direct. He also fell back several times to help with defence.
Oghenekaro Etebo (Forward) 6/10
Brimming with confidence into the game but could not convert several chances. Did well to get in some nice positions.
Sadiq Umar (forward) 8/10
Scored Nigeria’s winning goal and was a live wire before he was substituted. Always going for goal and getting in good position.
Aminu Umar (forward) 3/10
Didn’t add anything to attack after replacing matchwinner, Umar. Picked up a needless yellow card as well.
Kingsley Madu (Defender) 3/10
Brought in place of Amuzie but didn’t add anything to the game. Was disposed several times in the short period he played.
Ndifreke Udo (Defender) 4/10
Did well at right-back. With Nigeria defending a lone goal, Udo sat back and defended all through his stay on the pitch.