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2 vs 0
Played
November 16, 2013 10:00 AM EST
U.J. Esuene Stadium — Calabar
Referee:‬ B. Gassama‎
Attendance:‬ 8000‎
 
20′ (PG) Victor Moses
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Nigeria 2-0 Ethiopia (Agg 4-1)

A Victor Moses spot kick and a Victor Obinna free kick ensured the Super Eagles became the first African side to reach the World Cup.

By Craig Turnbull

  • Vincent Enyeama
    8
    1
    3.00

    Vincent Enyeama

    His wonderful clean-sheet record this season did not look threatened here as he was rarely troubled.

  • E. Ambrose
    8
    2
    3.00

    E. Ambrose

    Was rarely tested defensively and had an effort at goal that just went wide.

  • Godfrey Oboabona
    8
    1
    3.00

    Godfrey Oboabona

    Largely untroubled, dealt with the sporadic Ethiopian attacks comfortably.

  • Kenneth Omeruo
    8
    1
    3.00

    Kenneth Omeruo

    Out since the Confederations Cup but didn't look out of place in the Nigerian defense.

  • Uwa Elderson Echiejile
    8
    1
    3.00

    Uwa Elderson Echiejile

    Rarely troubled down the right wing and tried to get forward to provide support for his side's attack.

  • John Obi Mikel
    13
    2
    3.50

    John Obi Mikel

    A commanding presence from the middle of the park. Broke up opposition attacks and kept the ball well.

  • Ogenyi Onazi
    10
    2
    4.00

    Ogenyi Onazi

    Provided a source of energy and ingenuity from midfield, creating chances for others while also looking to get on the score sheet himself

  • Victor Moses
    9
    1
    3.00

    Victor Moses

    Tucked away the spot kick with aplomb. Other than that though, was fairly quiet

  • Ahmed Firaz Moosa
    9
    3
    2.50

    Ahmed Firaz Moosa

    His tenacious play ensured the Ethiopian defense was not given any time on the ball, provided opportunities for others around him.

  • B. Ideye
    8
    2
    2.50

    B. Ideye

    Missed a gilt-edged header early before blazing over from a rebound but to his credit he instinctively knew where to be.

  • Emenike
    8
    3
    2.50

    Emenike

    Had a great opportunity early on to put the hosts in front but couldn't convert. Took up some good positions but was fairly ineffectual.

Substitutions

  • Azubuike Egwueke
    5
    2
    2.50

    Azubuike Egwueke

    Was brought on to replace Omeruo and had very little to do

  • Sunday Mba
    7
    1
    2.50

    Sunday Mba

    Came on for Ideye and made his presence felt but by then the game had already died.

  • Victor Obinna
    10
    1
    3.00

    Victor Obinna

    Replaced Moses and was instantly involved, producing a curling effort from a free kick.

  • S. Bancha
    0
    3
    3.00

    S. Bancha

    Was tested throughout and made a couple of good saves but would have been disappointed he never kept out Obinna's effort.

  • A. Butako
    1
    2
    2.50

    A. Butako

    Dealt with the threat of Emenike fairly well though couldn't really get forward to help out his side from an attacking perspective

  • Alula Girma
    1
    2
    2.00

    Alula Girma

    Lost Ideye a couple of times which on another day could have proved costly.

  • Aynalem Hailu Reda
    1
    1
    2.00

    Aynalem Hailu Reda

    Conceded a soft penalty for handball in a largely disappointing day for the defender.

  • Asrat Megersa Gobena
    1
    1
    2.00

    Asrat Megersa Gobena

    Wasn't stretched too often as Nigeria eased its way to a comfortable victory.

  • Saladin Bargicho
    1
    0
    2.00

    Saladin Bargicho

    Booked for a reckless challenge on Emenike, which summed up his day. Often untidy in possession too.

  • Adane Girma
    1
    1
    2.00

    Adane Girma

    Produced one shot of note that went narrowly wide of Enyeama's goal. Booked for a reckless challenge on Mikel.

  • S. Bekele
    1
    1
    2.50

    S. Bekele

    Tried to provide some attacking impetus for the Walya Antelopes but rarely troubled the home side. Was denied by Enyeama in the second half.

  • Minyahile Teshome Beyene
    1
    1
    2.50

    Minyahile Teshome Beyene

    Was largely handled well by the Nigerian midfield in the middle of the park

  • S. Said
    2
    1
    3.00

    S. Said

    Showed glimpses of what he is capable but was unable to make an impact against a strong Nigerian defense

  • Getaneh Kebede
    1
    0
    2.50

    Getaneh Kebede

    Got forward took up some promising positions but never really threatened the Super Eagles' goal.

Substitutions

  • Behalu Assefa
    1
    0
    2.50

    Behalu Assefa

    The goalscorer for Ethiopia for the first leg had to settle for a place on the bench but when he did came on he was largely unable to pose the hosts any problems.

  • A. Hintsa
    1
    0
    2.50

    A. Hintsa

    Came on for Bekele in attempt to provide more attacking impetus but was dealt with comfortably

  • Dawit Fekadu
    1
    0

    Dawit Fekadu

    Not enough time in the game to make an impact

Results
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