Nigeria U-23 team on Wednesday, August 10 lost 2-0 to Colombia in their third Group B game of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
This is how we rate the performances of Dream Team VI players
Daniel Akpeyi (Goalkeeper) 4/10
Akpeyi was not unimpressive although he made a very fine save in the first off a header. He was nervous and could not command his defense well enough. Conceded two goals too.
Ndifreke Effiong (Right-back) 510
Starting his first game in the Olympics and he showed why he was not a starter in Nigeria’s first two games. He could not cope with the pace and the Colombians had so much space attacking from his side. Attacked a lot and had lots of good crosses though.
William Troost-Ekong (center-back) 5/10
Had an average game and didn’t look very confident and assuring. Got a booking in the first half for a poor tackle and was caught out of position several times.
Sincere Seth (center-back) 4/10
Still not doing well in the center-back position. Often lacked awareness and was at fault for Colombia’s first goal of the night. A major worry.
Kingsley Madu (Left-back) 4/10
Came in place of Stanley Amuzie but could not do enough to justify his place in the team. Struggled toi defend and attack as well. Very little impact.
Saliu Popoola 6/10 (midfielder)
Only change in the side that impressed in the game. Was strong in tackles and marked well throughout the game.
Azubuike Okechukwu (midfielder) 4/10
Looked very tired in the game and gave away possession that led to Colombia’s second goal.
John Mikel Obi (midfielder) 6/10
An average game with some moments of brilliance in between. Controlled the midfielder some times and helped the attack a lot.
Oghenekaro Etebo (forward) 5/10
Missed a first half chance goal and found it hard to come afterwards. Clearly worked hard but couldn’t get in goalscoring positions.
Aminu Umar (forward) 4/10
Started in place of Imoh Ezekiel but failed to impress. He was ineffective in the second half before he was replaced by Usman Mohammed.
Umar Sadiq (forward) 4/10
Goalscorer in Nigeria’s last two games, Umar struggled all through the game.
Ezekiel Imoh (forward) 3/10
Was brought in to replace Popoola and disturbed the Colombians with his pace and strength.
Usman Muhammed (midfielder) 3/10
Also did well when he came in. Added strength to the Nigerian midfield.
Stanley Amuzie (left-back) 2/10
Had little time to make an impact.