Deportivo La Coruna Coach Pedicts Bright Future For Nigerian Goalkeeper Uzoho


Coach of Spanish La-Liga side Deportivo La Coruna says 18 year old Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho has a bright future following his debut last weekend, where he kept a clean sheet.


Uzoho joined the team last year from the famous Aspire Academy in Qatar, and his form has seen him progressed rapidly through the ranks of the club to the first team.

A member of the Nigeria U17 team of 2013, his rise didn’t come as a surprise to coach of the club Pepe Mel , who was brave enough to hand him his debut away to Eibar ahead of the vastly experienced ex Manchester City goalkeeper Castel Pantilimon.

The Nigerian made four saves, and also looked completely assured with the ball at his feet, but coach Mel believes he still has more to offer in the future.

” A coach has to act according to the things he sees in training, he is only 18 and can barely speak Spanish but I know what he can offer this club”, Mel said.

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” We have to watch him closely and make sure he continue his progress and become a top goalkeeper in the future, he has the potential to do it”.

Michael James