Uzoho : Omonia Nicosia Begs NFF To Delay Goalie’s Report To UAE Camp

Cypriot outfit, Omonia Nicosia writes the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) regarding Francis Uzoho and his report to the Super Eagles camp in the UAE reports.

Omonia Nicosia according to source have written to Nigeria’s football governing body, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) seeking for an extension that will see goalkeeper Francis Uzoho arrive Super Eagles UAE camp ahead later than other players.

Francis Uzoho Returns as Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper.
Francis Uzoho

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) stated that every player included in the provisional list of its state must report to their camp latest 1 January, 2024.

For Uzoho he may have to report later than others, as reports in the Cypriot press including Kerkida as also reported by Allnigeria, Omonia asked for a short extension to Uzoho’s integration with the Nigerian National Team for the Africa Cup of Nations.

We also gathered that, the indications as it concerns the club’s proposal are positive.

Uzoho may join Super Eagles UAE camp later than other players

Omonia manager Sofronios Avgousti is currently hit with goalkeeping crisis as first choice goalkeeper Fabiano suffered an injury. Per club’s medical reports, the injury will see him get sidelined until January.

On the other hand, Cyprus international Charalampos Kyriakidis is also in the treatment room, as he recovers from injury.

Francis in action for Nigeria

Meanwhile, Cyprus star Constantinos Panagi has been loaned, and is currently a stay at Ethnikos Achna; and will be there until the rest of the season. All these challenges,  leaves Uzoho as the only available senior goalkeeper at the disposal of Avgousti.

If everything between Omonia Nicosia and the NFF goes according to plan, that means Uzoho will be in goal against AEL Limassol on January 2 before reporting for international duty with the Super Eagles latest 3 January.

For the record, the former Deportivo  la Coruna shot-stopper, has started each of the last three matches played by Omonia, keeping one clean sheet while conceding four goals.

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The 25-year-old is expected to make the final 27-man Super Eagles list that will execute the 2023 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON). Nigeria is hoping for a fourth title; but will first qualify from Group A that has the following countries; Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

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