Nwabali Is Better Than Francis Uzoho – Rohr Opens Up

Former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr remains convinced that goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali is better than teammate Francis Uzoho npflupdates.com reports.

Rohr during his time with the Super Eagles was the one who promoted Uzoho to the senior men’s national team. And that was shortly after his first choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, prematurely retired on health grounds.

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Nwabili on course to helping the Super Eagles win a fourth AFCON title
Stanley Nwabili

As a teenager full of confidence, Uzoho became one of the youngest players at the 2018 FIFA men’s world cup tournament in Russia; keeping one cleansheet in three games.

However, the former Deportivo la Coruna shot-stopper came under criticism following reoccurring mistakes that usually led to his side’s defeat or awful results. Pressure was on coach José Peseiro, who decided to look elsewhere for befitting hands between the sticks. Hence, the discovery of Stanley Nwabali, who ply his trade in the South African Premier League (PSL) contracted with Chippa United.

Rohr’s assessment of Stanley Nwabali

Speaking to journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, Rohr expresses that Nwabali is a better player than Uzoho. According to the Franco-German tactician, Nwabali’s calmness and good control of his area is a very good characteristics.

Francis in action for Nigeria

“I have to say that @NwabaliBobo is better than Francis Uzoho,” the former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach said on Wednesday.

“He is calm and has very good control of his area.”

In a related story, Nwabali denied speculations he’s Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper. According to the former Enyimba FC goalkeeper, he’s just a player who’s got an opportunity to represent his country; and is doing his best at the moment.

” I am still not seeing myself as number one; I always say this. I only have an opportunity, and I just want to play and give my best,” he said.

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The 27-year-old further appealed to Nigerians and supporters of the three-time African champions to be calm, and continue supporting the team as the goals which isn’t coming as presumed by them would soon start coming. And that will be to the delight of every stakeholder.

“For me, the goals will come when you have someone like Victor Osimhen; for me, we are not worried about goals but about the three points. And now we have qualified,” he added.

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