Gernot Rohr has rated Elche goalkeeper Francis Uzoho in the wake of the Super Eagles’ 4-0 thumping of Libya on Saturday and the German has told his first choice goalkeeper to improve on kicking the ball out of the penalty area.
Though Uzoho played well in the second consecutive AFCON qualifiers, he was found wanting in a key goalkeeper technique and the Super Eagles coach has put part of the blame on the condition of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium pitch.
”Uzoho didn’t concede a goal which was important. He also had some problems with his foot,” Rohr said at Saturday evening's press conference.
”You will notice that some of his balls were going out of the pitch. The grass was not so good.
”He put up a good performance again for the team. He’s only 19, don’t forget. But he can progress much more.”
Considering the fact that the game against Liberia was not a FIFA sanctioned one, Uzoho has started every single match played by Nigeria in 2018, ten in total.
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