Francis Uzoho’s Mistakes As Nigeria’s No 1 Goalkeeper Becoming Unbearable

Francis Uzoho’s Mistakes As Nigeria’s No 1 Goalkeeper Becoming Unbearable

Francis Uzoho's error during Nigeria's final 2019 AFCON qualifier against Seychelles's Pirates has attracted comments from ex-Super Eagles star Emma Okocha.

Okocha, who won silver at the 1990 AFCON in Algeria is unhappy the team handlers are struggling to get a capable replacement for Vincent Enyeama.

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The former Enugu Rangers midfielder insists that the Eagles deserves a better shot-stopper after watching Uzoho's latest school-boy error against Seychelles' Pirates on Friday.

“The current crop of goalkeepers do not compare to the likes of Emmanuel Okala, Peter Rufai, Best Ogedegbe, Peter Fregene and Vincent Enyeama who were our match winners during their days.

“These are good goalkeepers that you can always count on to save matches for us. Even when an opponent has beaten everyone, he finds it hard to get past the goalie.

“That has been the tradition of our goalkeeping if you go down memory lane. Nowadays, it seems everything has changed.

”Uzoho's errors since the last World Cup are simply becoming unacceptable,” Okocha was quoted as saying to in Asaba.

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Nigerian have rounded up their qualifier matches in the 2019 African Cup of Nations with an impressive 3-1 win over Seychelles on Friday afternoon, March 22, in Asaba.

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Oseg has been a writer since 2013. His passion for helping people in all aspects of sports flow through in the expert coverage he provides in writing for GoalBall.