Goalkeeper Uzoho In Super Eagles Matchday Squad Ahead Of Akpeyi – Rohr Explains


Young Deportivo La Coruna Goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho is in line for his debut with the senior national team of Nigeria after making the matchday squad for tonight game against Algeria.


Uzoho has only two La-Liga games to his belt, his rise to the first team of the La-Liga side lead to coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr calling him up for the games against Algeria and Argentina.

He has however played himself into the squad for today’s game, much due to his performance in training but also because of the late arrival of goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi due to flight issues.

” I gathered from his assistants that the coach‎ wants to honour the 18 year old for arriving camp early, which will no doubt motivate him in future games although he did well in training “, Owngoalnigeria.com Maxwell Pius said.

” Akpeyi arrived camp late and only had one real session with the rest of the team, hence it’s only normal for Uzoho and Ikechukwu Ezenwa to be selected for tonight game”.