Super Eagles defeated ten-men Mozambique in Portugal yesterday evening, but Francis Uzoho remained top of the headlines after another error.
Jose Peseiro’s first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho has responded to his critics after he came under fire due to an error in Nigeria’s win over Mozambique, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Super Eagles scored three goals, defeating Mozambique 3-2, thanks to goals from Terem Moffi, Frank Onyeka and a well-struck penalty from Moses Simon.
The game marked Nigeria’s first International friendly win for the first time in five years, after remaining winless in their last fifteen friendly outings, and Coach Peseiro felt relieved to have had the jinx broken.
However the manager’s worries has grown in leaps as fans are growing increasingly frustrated at his choice to keep Francis Uzoho as first choice and not even evaluate other goalkeepers.
With memories of a good game of the Omonia S.C. goalkeeper in a Nigerian jersey growing very faint in the memories of football fans, the goalkeeper committed two blunders in the last two games that led to an angry outburst of emotions from fans.
The cathartic outpoor has riled the goalkeeper up to put out his own response. Hours after the win against Mozambique, the 24-year-old goalkeeper took to his Snapchat story to put out his response to his critics, posting a picture of himself, and captioned it; “Do it if it’s easy.”
Teammates like Adebayo Adeleye, Moses Simon and Kelechi Iheanacho have come out to show support for the goalkeeper as well, and are hopeful they can see a rejuvenation of Uzoho’s performance against United in the Europa League last October in a Super Eagle’s jersey.