The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have started their Under-20 World Cup campaign on a high note by defeating the Dominican Republic 2-1. The game was dominated by the Nigerian team, who created lots of opportunities but were unable to convert them all. However, the boys put up a strong performance, and their profligacy in front of goal did not dampen their spirits.
Chijioke Aniagboso was rated 6.8/10 for his decent performance as the Flying Eagles goalkeeper. He had little to do as Nigeria controlled the game, but he was able to keep his composure and communicate well with his defenders. Abel Ogwuche was rated 6.7/10 for his strong display in defense. He answered promptly whenever he was called to action, and he hardly put a foot wrong.
Benjamin Fredrick was rated 6.4/10 for causing the penalty that the Dominican Republic profited from, but he recovered from his mistake and put in a strong performance. Daniel Bameyi was rated 6.6/10 for his sturdy performance in defense. He didn’t add much to the Flying Eagles’ attack, but he was caught off guard a few times.
Solomon Agbalaka was rated 6.9/10 for his adventurous display. He often bumped up to support the Flying Eagles’ attack, and his work rate was superb. Tochukwu Nnadi was rated 6.8/10 for his decent showing in midfield. He looked sharp, but his use of the ball was poor at times. Nonetheless, he was positive and always looked to attack.
Daniel Daga was rated 7.1/10 for his great performance in the middle of the park. His ball distribution was good, and he made some great tackles to recover possession. Samson Lawal was rated 7.4/10 for scoring the second goal for Nigeria. He looked sharp in attack and was always ready to press. His work rate eventually paid off as his goal was off his readiness to put pressure on the Dominican Republic players.
Salem Fargo was rated 6.4/10 for his efforts in creating scoring opportunities, but he failed to convert them. Sunday Jude was rated 6.1/10 for his average game. His work rate was great, but his decision-making could have been better. Ibrahim Muhammad was rated 6.6/10 for his decent game, but his final balls failed him occasionally.
Overall, the Flying Eagles of Nigeria put up an impressive performance, and their victory against the Dominican Republic is a good sign of what is to come. The team will look to build on this victory and continue to dominate their opponents in the Under-20 World Cup.