Nigeria got their Africa Women Cup of Nations campaign back on track with am emphatic win against Zambia.
Washington Spirits forward Francisca Ordega atoned for her poor performance against South Africa with a goal and an assist, but Asisat Oshoala’s misery in front of goal continued.
Here, we give each Nigeria player a rating out of 10 for their performance.
Aside charging off her goal line to clear a loose ball and punching a cornerkick, the goalkeeper was barely involved.
Worked hard to stop the Shepolopolo players. Picked up a knock during an aerial contest, and was replaced by Josephine Chukwunonye immediately after the break.
Looked composed. Denied by goalkeeper Hazel Nali after connecting with Ngozi Okobi’s corner.
Instead of playing the ball forward after receiving a pass from Ebi, she tried to dribble past two players. That nearly proved costly, as she was dispossessed in the process. Other than that moment of indiscretion, she was solid.
Had nervy moments. She didn’t add much to the attack, but it was a performance better than the one against Banyana Banyana.
Won most of her tackles.
Largely ineffective. Tumbled on three occasions. She struggled all evening, like she did against Desiree Ellis’ side on Sunday — perhaps an indicator that her body can’t meet the demands of international football anymore.
Taking Rasheedat Ajibade’s place in the starting XI, the World Cup star impressed. She was denied by Nali in the second half. Her deliveries from the corner spot were excellent.
A surprise inclusion in the starting XI given her poor showing in the first game, but redeemed herself with a goal and an assist.
The reigning Africa footballer of the year missed half a dozen of clearcut chances. Bagged an assist, though.
Scored the opener from close range and hit the upright.
Composed at the back. Joined the attack quite often. Excellent performance from the defender.
Netted Nigeria’s third with a thunderous shot. Brought energy into the team.
Scored Nigeria’s last goal.