AFCON 2024: Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria player ratings

AFCON 2024: Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria player ratings
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Nigeria's Super Eagles clashed with the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau in their final group game at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). In an interesting turn of events, Jose Peseiro's men came out on top by a lone goal.
With that in mind, these are our Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria player ratings:

Top performers

Stanley Nwabali – 8.5

Stanley Nwabali proved once again that he's the man for the job. The Chippa United shot-stopper made five fine saves in 90 minutes, ensuring the Super Eagles would go home with all the spoils.
It's evident that Nwabali will be Nigeria's starting goalie for the foreseeable future.

Kenneth Omeruo – 8.2

There were concerns about Kenneth Omeruo heading into this match, as the Kasimpasa player replaced Super Eagles captain William Troost-Ekong in Peseiro's starting XI.
However, Omeruo proved his worth with a solid performance, with six clearances and four tackles. The 30-year-old also contested six ground duels, winning four of them.

Moses Simon – 8.0

To be fair, Moses Simon didn't really have a great day offensively. However, he was directly responsible for Nigeria's only goal, as Opa Sangante's own goal came off his cross.
The Nantes player also did his fair share defensively, with two interceptions and two tackles.

Dálcio – 7.7

Dálcio was undoubtedly Guinea-Bissau's best player on Monday. The APOEL Nicosia player caused all sorts of problems for the Super Eagles, registering two shots on target.
Interestingly, Dálcio was fouled seven times, whilst making two tackles and an interception. He completed 29 of 33 passes (88%) and won 10 of 15 ground duels.

Calvin Bassey -7.5

Another player who was responsible for shutting out Guinea-Bissau is Calvin Bassey. The Fulham player completed 88 percent of his passes (53/60) whilst completing four of six long balls and creating a big chance in the process.
Bassey was also efficient defensively, with four tackles and a blocked shot.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria player ratings
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Lowest ratings

Opa Sangante -5.5

In 90 minutes of play, Opa Sangante lost possession 10 times, and was 0 for 3 in serial duels. However, that wasn't his biggest transgression of the day.
The Dunkerque defender scored an own goal which ultimately cost his team the game.

Jonas Mendes – 6.0

To be fair, Jonas Mendes didn't really face a lot of shots, as only one of Nigeria's 11 shots went on target. While the own goal wasn't his fault, the Kalamata FC shot-stopper made one save in 90 minutes of play.

Famana Quizera – 6.3

Although Famana Quizera was efficient with his passing (72 percent completion), he contested 10 ground duels, winning just three of them. The Academico Viseu player lost possession 13 times, and was dribbled past on two occasions whilst committing three fouls.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

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