His wonderful clean-sheet record this season did not look threatened here as he was rarely troubled.
Was rarely tested defensively and had an effort at goal that just went wide.
Largely untroubled, dealt with the sporadic Ethiopian attacks comfortably.
Out since the Confederations Cup but didn't look out of place in the Nigerian defense.
Rarely troubled down the right wing and tried to get forward to provide support for his side's attack.
A commanding presence from the middle of the park. Broke up opposition attacks and kept the ball well.
Provided a source of energy and ingenuity from midfield, creating chances for others while also looking to get on the score sheet himself
Tucked away the spot kick with aplomb. Other than that though, was fairly quiet
His tenacious play ensured the Ethiopian defense was not given any time on the ball, provided opportunities for others around him.
Missed a gilt-edged header early before blazing over from a rebound but to his credit he instinctively knew where to be.
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.
Was brought on to replace Omeruo and had very little to do
Came on for Ideye and made his presence felt but by then the game had already died.
Replaced Moses and was instantly involved, producing a curling effort from a free kick.
Was tested throughout and made a couple of good saves but would have been disappointed he never kept out Obinna's effort.
Dealt with the threat of Emenike fairly well though couldn't really get forward to help out his side from an attacking perspective
Lost Ideye a couple of times which on another day could have proved costly.
Conceded a soft penalty for handball in a largely disappointing day for the defender.
Wasn't stretched too often as Nigeria eased its way to a comfortable victory.
Booked for a reckless challenge on Emenike, which summed up his day. Often untidy in possession too.
Produced one shot of note that went narrowly wide of Enyeama's goal. Booked for a reckless challenge on Mikel.
Tried to provide some attacking impetus for the Walya Antelopes but rarely troubled the home side. Was denied by Enyeama in the second half.
Was largely handled well by the Nigerian midfield in the middle of the park
Showed glimpses of what he is capable but was unable to make an impact against a strong Nigerian defense
Got forward took up some promising positions but never really threatened the Super Eagles' goal.
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.
Came on for Bekele in attempt to provide more attacking impetus but was dealt with comfortably
Not enough time in the game to make an impact
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