Uzoho Is Super Eagles Best Goalkeeper, We Must Support Him – Captain

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Super Eagles vice Captain Kenneth Omeruo has revealed the national team players we’re solidly behind embattled goalkeeper Francis Uzoho reports.

Uzoho has been Super Eagles first choice Goalkeeper since Jose Peseiro took charge of the national last year. And the former Deportivo la Coruna shot-stopper, has come under serious criticism following his abysmal performances while in goal for the Super Eagles.

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Francis Uzoho

Recently, his awful performances against the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia last month where he howled a harmless free-kick into his own net propelled fans to call for his immediate exclusion from the national.

According to Omeruo who spoke to the media during a pre-match press conference on Wednesday, goalkeepers are under serious pressure playing for Nigeria.

Omeruo canvas support for embattled Francis Uzoho

The former Chelsea player while identifying Uzoho as Super Eagles best goalkeeper went ahead to canvas for support for other national team goalkeepers.

“We, the players, are behind Uzoho because that is the best goalkeeper that we have. People can disagree because he made one or two mistakes. But we should not also forget when he had his best games. I see posts on social media, and the media is also not helping issues,” Omeruo said and was quoted by the Cable Nigeria.

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Super Eagles team at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, Onikan, Lagos.

“I remember when Maduka [Okoye] was about to join the Super Eagles. The media was pushing for him to join, then he was with the team and made one mistake. The mistake was not so bad, but how he was attacked was discouraging.”

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He added, “We need Nigerians to support our goalkeepers because it is not easy to keep for Nigeria. I am not a goalkeeper, but I know they are under immense pressure. I like Uzoho’s mentality because if not that he is strong, he would have run away.”

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