Former Nigeria U-17 shot stopper Francis Uzoho has been handed a first team squad number by the technical crew of Spanish La-Liga side Deportivo La Coruna.
The 18 year old joined the team in January from the prestigious Aspire Academy in Qatar, a transfer exclusively reported by this football portal few months ago.
Although he is yet to make a first team appearance, he has severally trained with the first team, and impressed the handlers who have now decided to hand him a first team squad number in jersey number 23.
In the summer, he is expected to make his debut for the team in pre season games from where his performances could land him a permanent spot in the first team in competitive games.
For now he is the third choice goalkeeper of the La-Liga outfit, who are placed 16th on the log, and mathematically not saved yet as they face the prospect of dropping to the second division in Spain unless they pick up points in their remaining five games of the season.
Uzoho was a part of the Nigerian U-17 team of 2013 that won the U-17 World Youth Championship in the UAE. He was the third choice goalkeeper of the team as head coach Manu Garba settled for Dele Alampasu as his first choice.