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Monday, 14 October 2013

Player Ratings: Ethiopia 1-2 Nigeria


 
1 vs 2
Played
October 13, 2013 2:00 PM WAT
Addis Ababa Stadium — Addis Abeba
Referee:‬ N. Alioum‎
 
Emenike 67′
 
Emenike 90′ (PG)
 
 

Player Ratings: Ethiopia 1-2 Nigeria

Goal rates the performers on show in Addis Ababa as the Super Eagles carved out a narrow victory over the Walya Antelopes in a controversial encounter

By Mohammed Ali

  • J. Tassew
    19
    9

    J. Tassew

    The Antelopes goalkeeper fared well up against the superior firepower of Nigeria but he was beaten by a stunning finish from Emmanuel Emenike and a penalty from the same player.
  • A. Butako
    15
    6

    A. Butako

    Advanced well down the flank, interlinking with his team-mates and providing a different sort of threat out wide. Defensively assured, particularly up against Musa and Onazi.
  • Aynalem Hailu Reda
    9
    7

    Aynalem Hailu Reda

    Read the game well at various times, offering good interceptions but gave away a shocking penalty to hand Nigeria victory at the death. Poor tackle by the young defender.
  • D. Debebe
    11
    9

    D. Debebe

    The Antelopes defender was a strong presence at the back, curtailing Nigeria's advances at every opportunity, with some good defensive interventions.
  • Tesfaye Seyoum
    12
    7

    Tesfaye Seyoum

    Despite picking up an early booking, Seyoum managed to sustain a threat on the right flank, as well as contributing to various passages of play.
  • Asrat Megersa Gobena
    20
    4

    Asrat Megersa Gobena

    Contributed a fair amount to Ethiopia's successful quick, sharp and intricate level of passing to frustrate the Nigerians. At times erratic, but managed his job well.
  • Adane Girma
    16
    7

    Adane Girma

    Girma was a potent threat in and around the penalty box, surprisingly carving open the Eagles' defence on more than one occasion. Clever on the ball, his decision making at times let him down.
  • Behalu Assefa
    15
    5

    Behalu Assefa

    Showed some good footwork on the left, providing the cross that led to Ethiopia's first goal - though, another contentious goal provided by Enyeama's clanger.
  • Minyahile Teshome Beyene
    12
    7

    Minyahile Teshome Beyene

    Teshome conducted the attacking flow centrally, combining with the midfield with some efficient passing ranges, but began to tire as the game progressed. Couldn't maintain his level.
  • S. Said
    15
    6

    S. Said

    The Ethiopian hitman was unlucky not to have scored the opener after a shocking decision despite the ball crossing the line midway through the first half. Was offered good service from his midfield.
  • S. Bekele
    12
    9

    S. Bekele

    Was a potent presence from the wing, connecting well with the play, and offering a couple of decent deliveries. But he was wasteful on occasions in the final third.

Substitutions

  • Adis Hintsa Tekle
    11
    4

    Adis Hintsa Tekle

    Came on in the second half replacing Bekele, but saw a glancing header wide past Enyeama.
  • U. Ukuri
    5
    11

    U. Ukuri

    Replaced Adane Girma in the second half and slotted in well in the midfield.
  • Vincent Enyeama
    26
    20

    Vincent Enyeama

    Game marred by a clanger which allowed Ethiopia to take a deserved lead, as he caught a speculative cross after it had crossed the line.
  • Azubuike Egwueke
    21
    13

    Azubuike Egwueke

    Managed to produce a couple of good blocks to ensure that Enyeama wasn't severely tested. Contributed efficiently to defensive efforts.
  • E. Ambrose
    22
    14

    E. Ambrose

    The Celtic defender was a solid performer in the back four, aerially superior to any of his opponents. Highlighted his strength to dispossess Said on many an occasion.
  • Godfrey Oboabona
    44
    9

    Godfrey Oboabona

    The right-back highlighted his defensive quality with a stunning clearance to deny Ethiopia a clear goal in the first half and generally enjoyed a productive afternoon.
  • Uwa Elderson Echiejile
    16
    15

    Uwa Elderson Echiejile

    Echiejile recovered from an indifferent start to limit Ethiopia's burgeoning influence on the field with one or two impressive blocks. Shielded his goal well.
  • John Obi Mikel
    51
    17

    John Obi Mikel

    The Chelsea midfielder illustrated his awareness in the middle of the park with a couple of fantastic passes and dictated the flow of the Nigerian play through the middle.
  • Ogenyi Onazi
    33
    15

    Ogenyi Onazi

    The combative midfielder put in a midfield performance full of purpose and efficiency. Linked well with Mikel to try and fashion chances at most opportunities, but wasn't at his usual best.
  • Victor Moses
    16
    33

    Victor Moses

    The on-loan Liverpool winger disappointed greatly this afternoon. Despite showing his array of dribbling skills, he was kept in check by the Walya Antelopes throughout.
  • Ahmed Musa
    34
    18

    Ahmed Musa

    Like Moses, threatened to be played out of the game, but Musa came alive in the second half, interlinking with Emenike up front. Unlucky not to have scored after seeing a measured strike hit the post.
  • Emenike
    74
    11

    Emenike Top of the Match

    The powerful forward dragged Nigeria back into contention with a simply stunning strike which the goalkeeper had no chance to deal with. Was the focal point of play, and later coolly slotted away the penalty. A great afternoon.
  • Nnamdi Oduamadi
    14
    25

    Nnamdi Oduamadi Flop of the Match

    Oduamadi was another forward player who roundly failed to inspire this afternoon. Spurned the few chances that came his way, including a woeful first half strike. Didn't offer too much in the finishing department.

Substitutions

  • N. Igiebor
    17
    11

    N. Igiebor

    Was thrown on in the second half in place of Oduamadi, but didn't manage to make a sustained impact.
  • B. Ideye
    21
    17

    B. Ideye

    Came on in the second half in place of Victor Moses. --------------------- goal.com

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