Nigeria made it four wins in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Seychelles 3-1 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Friday.
The Super Eagles were not at their optimum best but did what mattered on the day with that stroll-in-the-park win.
Goals from in-form Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru and Moses Simon sealed the win for the three time African champions in Asaba.
Footballlive.ng’s Ademetan Abayomi made some observations from that pedestrian performance.
John Obi Mikel’s absence still a problem
Nigeria won 3-1 but John Obi Mikel’s absence was hugely felt.
Alex Iwobi failed to live up to expectation in the number 10 role. He often played without motivation and hardly delivered deadly passes.
The search for who to replace Obi is still on.
Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo midfield partnership, the way to go…
Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo have proved to be very reliable in Nigeria’s matches.
The duo partnered during FIFA World Cup 2018 and are still the first choice midfielders in the Super Eagles afterwards.
Jamilu Collins knows how to provide the goods
The Paderborn full back is doing his best to make the number 3 position his property in the Nigeria set-up.
He provided two assists in the match. Coach Gernot Rohr has belief in him.
Nigerian Ronaldo showed quality
“Nigerian Ronaldo” always gets it right at the national team level.
Moses Simon put up an exciting performance in Nigeria’s 3-1 win over Seychelles on Friday in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers.
The Levante winger has always been the key performer for the Super Eagles.
He netted a brilliant strike in Nigeria’s match against Seychelles.
Francis Uzoho looked jittery
First choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was seen very jittery in the AFCON qualifying match against the Pirates.
The Cyprus based goalie was not been convincing in Nigeria’s goalposts in Asaba.
His blunder resulted in the equaliser. The game against Seychelles once again exposed him and could lose his number one spot if he doesn’t up his efforts.