Francis Uzoho’s Role At Elche Explained With 39 Year Old Jose Juan Anointed As First Choice


‎The role of first choice goalkeeper of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Francis Odinaka Uzoho at his loan club Elche has been explained to following his non-involvement in their last three league games.


Uzoho was widely expected to be first choice at relegated Elche after leaving another relegated outfit in Deportivo La Coruna on loan following a disagreement over his role with the team.

Deportivo La Coruna insist on Uzoho as third choice goalkeeper who will alternate between the first team and the B team in the third division despite his above average performance for Nigeria at the World Cup.

Their decision made the 19 year old to push for a move away from the club to help his international career with Nigeria and upon his move to Elche, many expected him to be first choice but that is not the case.

39 year old veteran shot stopper Jose Juan is the number one option in goal and he has kept goal in all of their seven league games while Uzoho ‎has only kept once and that came in the Copa Del Rey.

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