Super Eagles Power Rankings: Who are the top performers post AFCON 2024?

Afrik-Foot‘s Super Eagles Power Rankings feature players who represented Nigeria's national football team at some point in their career.

These rankings will be updated each week.

Super Eagles Power Rankings

It's important to note that our Super Eagles Power Rankings are based on player performances after the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024).

10. Frank Onyeka

To be fair, Frank Onyeka struggled in his first game post AFCON 2024, as he was booked in Brentford's 4-1 loss to Liverpool.

However, the Super Eagles midfielder put up a solid performance against Manchester City a few days later, with four interceptions, two tackles and two blocked shots.

Onyeka also registered two shots on target, and he missed a great chance that could've put Brentford on level terms with Man City.

Frank Onyeka Super Eagles Power Rankings
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9. Emmanuel Dennis

After two abysmal performances against Norwich and Rotherham, Emmanuel Dennis got back to scoring ways in Watford's clash with Huddersfield Town.

The 26-year-old opened the scoring for the Hornets, his goal wasn't enough, as Watford eventually suffered a 2-1 loss to the Terriers.

Emmanuel Dennis Super Eagles Power Rankings
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8. Moses Simon

Moses Simon underperformed at the Africa Cup of Nations, and while he has not really impressed since then, the Super Eagles player helped Nantes get their second win in nine Ligue 1 matches.

Simon set up the team's only goal as they edged past Lorient on the road.

Moses Simon Super Eagles Power Rankings
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7. Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho played his first match since the end of AFCON 2024 as Championship outfit Leicester City clashed with Premier League side Bournemouth on the road.

The former Man City player came off the bench just before the 65-minute mark, and he set up the Foxes' only goal of the game, sending Leicester to the quarter-final of the FA Cup.

Kelechi Iheanacho Super Eagles Power Rankings
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6. Calvin Bassey

After getting some limited playing time in Fulham's loss to Aston Villa, Calvin Bassey got his first start against Manchester United.

The Nigerian defender drew first blood in Fulham's first victory against the Red Devils since 2009.

Nigeria players abroad: Calvin Bassey
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5. Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi almost single-handedly sent Moroka Swallows to the Round of 16 of the South African FA Cup.

The Super Eagles goalkeeper made a few fine saves, keeping a clean sheet in 120 minutes against Platinum City Rovers.

Akpeyi also saved three consecutive penalties, firing his team to the next round.

Nigeria players abroad: Daniel Akpeyi
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4. Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi got his first start since his return from the Nations Cup as Fulham made the trip to Old Trafford for a tricky clash with Manchester United.

The former Arsenal player scored the winning goal in his team's first victory at Old Trafford in 21 years.

Alex Iwobi Super Eagles Power Rankings
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3. Taiwo Awoniyi

Nottingham Forest have played three games since the AFCON ended, and while they lost two of those matches, Taiwo Awoniyi has been one of their top performers.

In three games, the Super Eagles forward registered a goal and an assist. He set up the club's first goal in their 2-0 victory against West Ham, Nottingham Forest's only victory in the Premier League this year.

Super Eagles Power Rankings Taiwo Awoniyi
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2. Cyriel Dessers

Although Cyriel Dessers wasn't a part of Nigeria's Nations Cup squad, he has been unstoppable since the tournament ended, scoring four goals in four appearances for Rangers.

The 29-year-old last played for the Super Eagles in a friendly match in September 2022.

Nigeria players abroad: Cyriel Dessers
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1. Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen proved his worth in a stellar performance for Napoli, as he scored a hat-trick against Sassuolo.

The African Footballer of the Year has been in sensational form since the end of the AFCON, scoring five goals in three appearances for Napoli, with one assist.

Super Eagles power rankings Victor Osimhen
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As it stands, Osimhen is on a three-match scoring streak against Barcelona, Cagliari and Sassuolo.

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