Nigeria vs Egypt – Player rating

Nigeria vs Egypt

The Eagles kicked off their opening Group D game at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Tuesday, Nigeria vs Egypt.

Below is the rating Nigeria vs Egypt :

Maduka Okoye

It was a proud evening for the Sparta Rotterdam keeper but unexpectedly, the 22-year-old had a quiet outing on his AFCON debut.

He did make two saves. He also denied Mohamed Salah a goal in the 70th minute with his.
RATING: 6 Nigeria vs Egypt 

Ola Aina                                                   

The Torino wing-back played one of his best games in an Eagles shirt.

He was involved with all of the Eagles’ play from the right flank, without puttingg a foot wrong.

An assist for his efforts but was denied by Kelechi Iheanacho’s heavy touch in the 74th minute.

RATING: 8 Nigeria vs Egypt 

Kenneth Omeruo

With little to occupy him defensively, the Leganes defender pushed forward, got on the ball plenty and distributed it well.

Made two interceptions to deny Mohamed Salah from scoring.

Also partnered William Troost-Ekong well in central defence before was replaced in the 79th minute after copping an injury.

RATING: 6 Nigeria vs Egypt

William Troost-Ekong

A decent performance but his blushes were saved by Okoye.

After he was beaten with a pass from Ahmed Sayed, which Salah failed to take advantage of.


Zaidu Sanusi

The FC Porto defender had a disciplined performance.

Not allowing Salah to have one shot on goal.


Wilfred Ndidi

The Leicester midfielder was full of energy and made numerous runs to support the attack.

He provided an option and created scoring opportunities for the team.

As they lunch attacks on several occasions.


Joe Aribo

Made the assist for Iheanacho’s opener in the 30th minute keep ing possession in midfield.

The Glasgow Rangers midfielder formed a good partnership with Ndidi in the heart of the Eagles midfield.

RATING: 7 Nigeria vs Egypt 

Kelechi Iheanacho

Deployed in his favourite position playing off the main striker.

Iheanacho posed a danger wherever he popped up.

He scored the winner for the Eagles on the half-hour mark, an early contender for goal of the tournament.

RATING: 8 Nigeria vs Egypt

Samuel Chukwueze

A tough night for the Villarreal winger as he was ineffective in the encounter and hardly created chances.


Moses Simon

Criticised for failing to deliver a final ball or two, but the flip side of the same coin is that Simon.

Time, after time threatened the Egyptian right-back and was a menace to the Egyptian defence all through.

RATING: 7 Nigeria vs Egypt 

Taiwo Awoniyi

Union Berlin striker was full of energy on his AFCON debut and unlucky not to have scored with a header.

He gave Mahmoud El Wensh and Ahmed Hegazy a torrid evening before he was replaced by Sadiq Umar.

RATING: 7 Nigeria vs Egypt 

Kelechi Nwakali

Replaced Kelechi Iheanacho with 10 minutes left and added steel to the Eagles midfield.


S. Ajayi

Came on for the injured Omeruo and helped shore up the Eagles defence as the Egyptians piled on the pressure late on.


Chidera Ejuke

Had an instant impact coming on for Chukwueze in the 72nd minute.

And was denied two goals by Egyptian keeper Mohamed El Shenawy.


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Peter Gbenga Odunayo is an indigene of Kogi State, Nigeria. A graduate of Federal Polytechnic Kaduna, Nigeria. Connecting people with the most trusted and reliable information has been my priority. Emperoblog is ready to give you the best informative content and aims to keep providing valuable/reliable information to all readers.

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