Ex Nigeria U17 Goalkeeper Uzoho Sets La-Liga Record In Debut Game For Deportivo La Coruna

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Francis Odinaka Uzoho who was a part of the Nigeria U17 team of 2013 has gone into the record books of the La-Liga following his debut for Deportivo La Coruna in their 0-0 draw away to Eibar.

The Nigerian who was signed from Qatar based Aspire Academy one year ago was handed his debut starting in goal for the boys of Coach Pep Mel at the Ipura Municipal Stadium, the home ground of Eibar.

At 18 years and 352 days, the over six feet tall becomes the youngest foreigner to keep goal in the history of the La-Liga following his debut, where he showed no sign of a player playing his first top flight day.

Ironically the oldest foreigner to have kept goal in the La-Liga also did so while playing for Deportivo La Coruna, and that was legendary Cameroon goalkeeper Jacques Songo’o when he kept goal for them at the age of 40 years and 67 days in 2004.

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Uzoho will no doubt be hoping to emulate the success of Songo’o at the club as he is now going to be the first choice goalkeeper until Reuben who is out injured returns.

Osas Mahawi