AFCON 2015 Cape Verde 1-1 Tunisia: Player Ratings

By Maher Mezahi

Cape Verde

Vozinha: 5/10 – Well-positioned throughout most of the match, but lost a hazardous call for an aerial duel with Chikhaoui who rattled the post.

Carlitos: 5/10 – Active in early stages of the match, but was too inaccurate with his crossing. Withdrawn for Ryan Mendes late on.

Gege: 6/10 – Solid outing, did not put a foot wrong.

Fernando Varela: 6/10 – Good game by the veteran who was, for the most part, untroubled by his Tunisian counterpart.

Stopira 5/10: A tad too aggressive at times, giving away needless fouls.

Calu: 6/10 – Provided the brawn in midfield but untidy at times.

Babanco: 7/10 – Superb offensively and defensively. Fantastic dummy to create a goalscoring chance for Kuca.

Nuno Rocha: 6/10 – Great defensive contribution but created very little.

Heldon Ramos: 8/10 – The only Blue Shark that ever looked like he was capable of scoring. Won and scored the penalty late in the match.

Kuca: 7/10 – Provided a spark and nearly scored, but his shot was cleared off the line.

Djaniny: 6/10 – Battled well as a lone striker, but was ultimately ineffective.

Julio Tavares: 4/10 – Came on for Djaniny, but was invisible.

Ryan Mendes: 5/10 – Played with intent, but manufactured little.

Odair Fortes: N/A – Not enough time to judge.

Tunisia

Aymen Mathlouthi: 6/10 – Made saves he should have and could do nothing about the penalty.

Hamza Mathlouthi: 6/10 – Provides a lot of energetic running on the right flank, but his crossing was atrocious.

Syam Ben Youssef 6/10 – Fantastic match – which included a goal line clearance – until the penalty he gave away. Unlucky as Heldon dove to win the decision.

Aymen Abdennour: 5/10 – Brainless defending at times. Deserted his post too often.

Ali Maaloul: 7/10 – A lot of quarterbacking from his left-back position. A handful of spectacular passes, including an assist to Moncer.

Jamel Saihi: 7/10 – Did not misplace a pass and completed a tricky no-look through-pass to Maaloul for the equalizer.

Stephane Nater: 6/10 – Slightly less active than his partner in midfield.

Yassine Chikhaoui: 6/10 – Subdued by the lack of movement around him. Still hit the crossbar with an impressive leap.

Wahbi Khazri: 6/10 – Good all-around play, but could have done better with the chances presented to him.

Mohamed Ali Moncer: 8/10 – Was at the heart of everything Tunisia did well in attack. Capped off his performance with a composed finish.

Ahmed Akaichi: 5/10 – Tried to bully Cape Verde pairing, but did not create anything.

Youssef Msakni: 6/10 – Maybe should have been introduced earlier, but had some clever touches.

Edem Rjaibi: 4/10 – Muffed the only chance that came his way at the final whistle.

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