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Five best performers of Super Eagles at World Cup Qualifiers so far

The World Cup Qualifiers have featured sparkling and entertaining football coinciding with some unexpected twists and shock results.

The Super Eagles have produced impressive and vital wins over their respective opponents.

Similarly, many much-lauded Nigeria players have set the Qualifiers alight with their enlightening and enthralling performances whereas some, so far any way, simply didn't play up to their potential.

In this article, I've selected the five best Super Eagles performers so far.

Chidera Ejuke

Critics were divided over whether Ejuke would succumb under the pressure of being one of the hottest young talents to watch.

He proved his doubters wrong in an effervescent fashion by producing a blitzing display against the Cape Verdians, showing exactly why he is so highly rated.

His pace, vision, one-touch passes and well-timed runs proved too much to handle for the Blue Sharks defence.

Ejuke played with beauty and efficiency and if he continues his current form, the Super Eagles fans could be in for another Qualifiers to remember.

Kenneth Omeruo

Omeruo was one of the best player on the pitch for the Nigerians in their win against Ryan Mendes led Cape Verde.

He was rock solid at the back, making vital interceptions and clearances, winning his two aerial duels and venturing forward when needed.

Rohr showed faith in Omeruo by naming him in the starting line-up against Cape Verde, and the Leganes star clearly didn't disappoint his coach.

Wilfred Ndidi

Ndidi acted as the sweeper, to counter Liberia's tiki-taka style.

Without doubt, his tactics duly paid off as the Leicester City man helped Eagles win.

The influential grafter was in full swing, organizing the midfielder, keeping the ball tidy in possession, playing out impressive long balls to counter the Liberians and breaking down many of the latter’s numerous attacks.

He might have been too robust with his tackles at times, but his performance was the fulcrum of Nigeria's defensive play.

Kelechi Iheanacho

The Leicester City star put in a master-class performance, troubling the Liberia defence with his lively attacking prowess and netting in an impressive double for his country.

Moreover, his magnificent partnership with Victor Osimhen upfront could help Nigeria at the very top of Group C, and if he does, his reputation will continue to grow.

Kingsley Michael

Seven tackles, two clearances, three blocked shots and three key passes. That was Kingsley Michael's stat line in Super Eagles victory over Cape Verde.

The Bologna ace was practically the hub of almost every Nigeria's attack as well working hard defensively.

Honourable mentions: William Troost-Ekong, Alex Iwobi and Jamilu Collins.

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