AWCON 2018 final: Nigeria player ratings vs South Africa

Nigeria 🇳🇬 beat South Africa 🇿🇦 in 4-3 on penalties after normal time and 30 minutes of extra-time ended goalless to claim their ninth AWCON title.

Rivers Angels goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi was the heroine, as she made a number of saves in normal time and extra time, and stopped Linda Mothalyo’s penalty in the shoot-out.

Washington Spirits winger Francisca Ordega put up a woman-of-the-match performance but, once again, African footballer of the year Asisat Oshoala failed to impress.

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Here, we give each Nigeria player a rating out of 10 for their performance.

Tochukwu Oluehi

The goalkeeper’s heroics were instrumental in the victory. She pulled off stunning saves to deny Memello Makhabane — in the first half and extra time — and then dived to stop Linda Mothalyo’s penalty in the shoot-out.


Josephine Chukwunonye

May have lost the ball on two occasions, but her overall performance was great. Confident on the ball. Made a number of interceptions.


Onome Ebi

Let player of the tournament Thembi Kgatlana steal the ball from her but recovered to clear before the forward could do Nigeria harm. Put her experience to bare. Missed her penalty kick.


Osinachi Ohale

Business-minded all evening. Calm and barely put a foot wrong.


Ngozi Ebere

Good performance from the left-back. Made a number of interceptions and surged forward quite often. Scored during the shoot-out.


Halimatu Ayinde

A delight to watch. Bullied the Banyana Banyana players. Recovered the ball time after time and her distribution was excellent.


Rita Chikwelu

Brought her experience to bear. Put up her best performance of the tournament. Showed agility, skills and vision all evening. Helped the defence. Netted her spot kick.


Ngozi Okobi

Needlessly held on to the ball at times, but stretched the South Africans.


Francisca Ordega

Absolutely brilliant. Caused South Africa problems. Deservedly won the woman of match award.


Asisat Oshoala

Denied by Kaitlyn Swart in extra time, but let down the team with her overall performance.


Rasheedat Ajibade

Had very little impact in the game, and was substituted.


Chiwendu Ihezuo

Put pressure on the opponents after coming on. Hit target during the shoot-out.


Chinaza Uchendu

Had little to do after coming on as an extra-time replacement. Scored her penalty — Nigeria’s last kick.