Chelsea loanee Omeruo features among AFCON best performers
- With a rating of 8.09, the Nigeria centre-back is WhoScored's best Group B performer.
- As per the agency, the 25-year-old's been the second-best player of the tournament.
- Only Senegal's Ismaila Sarr (8.55) has been ranked higher.
Although Nigeria ended up second in Group B of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Chelsea's eternal loanee Kenneth Omeruo has been ranked as the quartet's best performer by WhoScored.
The reputable data agency have awarded the centre-back with a rating of 8.09 - second-highest in the competition, only behind Rennes and Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr (8.55).
Omeruo started in the Super Eagles' 1-0 victories over Burundi and Guinea while his winner in the second clash helped Nigeria to become the first side qualifying for the play-off stage. Kenneth was rested in the 2-0 loss against Madagascar.
The 25-year-old joined the Blues from Belgian Standard Liege. In May 2014, the centre-back signed a new three-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
The defender is yet to play a game for Chelsea - since his arrival, the 2013 AFCON winner has had six loan spells in a row with La Liga side Leganes being the latest on the list.