By Chineze Ogugua
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has sent one of his goalkeeper trainers, Pionetti Enrico to Spain to guide young goalkeeper Francis Uzoho ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
Uzoho was reserve goalkeeper as Nigeria’s U17 boys won the FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2013, and won his first senior cap in a friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar in November last year.
He plays for Deportivo la Coruna B team and so far has been impressing Coach Rohr since his debut against Argentina. The goalkeeping department has been of great concern ever since Carl Ikeme was diagnosed of Leukaemia.
Uzoho has so far kept 10 clean sheets out of 14 matches for the Deportivo La Coruna B squad this term and showed tremendous confidence in the Eagles’ 4-2 victory over reigning world vice champions Argentina.
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