Nigeria go into the break with a 1-0 lead over their hosts Guinea Bissau in Bissau with Moses Simon coolly slotting it home from the spot after Bright Osayi-Samuel was fouled in the box in the 3oth minute.
It’s a must win for the Super Eagles against the Djurtus who are looking to go back to the top of the standings following a poor showing in the reverse fixture last Friday in Abuja, Nigeria.
UZOHO (GK) – Still to be really rested in the game but had looked shaky in the few times he’s been called upon to react. (4/10)
KENNETH OMERUO (C) – His introduction this time around has brought a bit of management to the Eagles defense based on his experience in this game. He’s helped in attack with set pieces so far. (6/10)
SEMI AJAYI – Started solidly at the back alongside Omeruo. Didn’t get the nod in the reverse fixture. Had a shot on target via a set piece situation and will look to solidify his performance in the next 45 minutes. (6/10)
BRIGHT OSAYI-SAMUEL – Picked up from where he paused in the reverse fixture. Hs had a good game with the attacking runs, defending well and one of his runs earned the team a penalty. His pace is really a worry for opponents. (7/10)
ZAIDU SANUSI – Wasn’t particularly impressive with his defending and anytime he helps with the attack, his final balls have been far from convincing. (5/10)
FRANK ONYEKA – Still an average performance so far. (5/10)
TEREM MOFFI – Got the nod today, had a chance but his kick was blocked easily. Will be looking to take more of such chances in the second half. (5/10)
ALEX IWOBI – Has helped controlled the midfield so far. Also been very helpful by playing deep into the midfield. Still a key figure in this squad. (7/10)
MOSES SIMON – Expected more from him especially from the wings and crosses. Still an average performance. (6/10)
SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE – Another unconvincing display so far. How long do we have to endure watching him struggle in this tie? (5/10)
VICTOR OSIMHEN – Chances haven’t really come. The Serie A top striker is still to replicate his club form but his input and work rate have been impressive. (6/10)