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Super Eagles: Lookman, Iwobi, others shine in win against Ghana

Super Eagles: Lookman, Iwobi, others shine in win against Gh

The Super Eagles came together for the first time since their Afcon 2023 heroics in the first instalment of two international friendlies against Ghana and Mali. 

On Friday, the team handled by interim coach, Finidi George beat West African rovssl Ghana 2-1. 

Here, Allnews.ng's Izuchukwu Okosi rates the Nigerian players. 

Stanley Nwabali

The goalkeeper showed same attitude and form as he displayed during the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d'Ivoire. 

Made some brave saves.in the game. 7/10. 

Bright Osayi-Samuel

The Fernabahce hero who has a mural of himself designed by his club's fans over his bravery in a face-off against rival fans, played furether up the pitch but did not really have a great game by his standards. 

The wing back gave away the penalty scored by Jordan Ayew. 5/10.

Benjamin Tanimu

The Hifu of Tanzania defender made his debut for the Super Eagles and had a quite promising game for the team. 

The former Bendel Insurance centre back was solid and was not in awe of the occasion but unfortunately was subbed off due to injury. 6.5/10.

Semi Ajayi

The West Brom star was very impressive in the game and has seemingly cemented one of the two central defensive spots in the 'new Super Eagles' that is now hoping to turn the tide in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. 7.5/10.

Chidozie Awaziem

The versatile defender who is adept at right back and central defence was strong in the tackles and made one vital block in the first half to keep the Eagles in the game. 6.5/10.

Bruno Onyemaechi

Not his best games for the Super Eagles since his debut last year. 

But nonetheless he provided some good moments in the game especially when he delivers crossed into the opposition box. 6/10.

Wilfred Ndidi 

The captain of the day is making his return to the team after missing the Afcon through injury. The Leicester City man linked the midfield and attack together. Provided leadership. 7/10. 

Frank Onyeka 

The Brentford midfielder indeed proved that he was indeed 'the tank' with his all round display. 

He has firmly made one of the midfield spots his own to lose. Onyeka has brought steel to the team's midfield and it is quite promising. 7/10.

Alex Iwobi 

Unjustly criticized for his 'below-par' performances at the Afcon - despite having a hand in two of Ademola Lookman's goals in Cote d'Ivoire. 

Iwobi assisted Lookman for the team's second goal on Friday. 8/10. 

Kelechi Iheanacho

Often played in the attacking midfield spot in the Super Eagles of late, Iheanacho was a handful for the Ghanaians and combined with Iwobi for the second goal. 7/10. 

Cyreil Dessers 

The Rangers striker may have scored the først goal from the penalty spot but he spurned several scoring chances. 6.5/10.

The Substitutes

Ademola Lookman 

Scored the second goal with some authority, striking the ball to the roof of the net. 

Clearly one of the key players in the team, his speed and directness troubled the Ghanaians. 8/10. 

Moses Simon

The forward could not add to the goals but he was at his hardworking best in the game as usual. 5/10..

Raphael Onyedika

Committed a foul moments after he came on but was solid in the midfield. 5/10.

Jamilu Collins: Introduced five minutes before the end of the game but did Lotte to add any significant changes. 4/10.

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