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2026 WCQ: Uzoho Current Best Goalkeeper In Super Eagles —Omeruo

2026 WCQ: Uzoho Current Best Goalkeeper In Super Eagles  —Omeruo

Stand-in captain, Kenneth Omeruo, has described Francis Uzoho as the best Super Eagles goalkeeper currently.

Uzoho has received lots of criticisms from Nigerians following series of errors which has led to goals against the Eagles.

The latest was against Saudi Arabia in an international friendly where he parried a free kick into his own net.

He still gets criticised for conceding a soft goal in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying playoff against Ghana.

Following the barrage of criticisms , Uzoho took to his X handle to respond to the criticisms which did not go down well with most of the fans.

As the team het prepared to kickoff the qualifiers on Thursday Omeruo, in Wednesday’s press conference, disclosed that all the Super Eagles players are behind Uzoho despite the backlash from fans.

Also Read: 2026 WCQ: Super Eagles Is The Team With Most Pressure To Win Games In Africa —Peseiro

“We as players we are behind him because personally he is the best goalkeeper we have now, a lot of people might disagree because he made one or two mistakes but we should not forget some of the best games he has had for us.

“We need Nigerians to be behind our goalkeepers because it is not easy to be in goal for Nigeria, I’m not a goalkeeper but I know the kind of pressure that is there.”

The 2013 AFCON winner praised Uzoho for the way he has taken every criticism which shows how tough he is.

On the failure to reach the last World Cup and how he and his teammates plan to approach the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, he said:“Missing out on the last World Cup was painful and I know the players know this and we’ve had discussions as well and know how important this game is. We’ve had two meetings with the coaches and we’ve talked about it.”

He also spoke on the games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

“There are no teams that are push overs so we have to approach them (Lesotho) with all seriousness and fight to start very well. The goal is to win the two games and this is the mentality that we have.“

By James Agberebi in Uyo

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  • Fidel 7 months ago


  • Na Peserio I blame for this nonsense. See stat wey I see yesterday. While it may be true that the Super Eagles have no quality goalkeeper, Uzoho no join. Plays for Omonia Nicosia but has just one substitute appearance in the league for the club in the last 11 months.

    Uzoho kuku be reserve goalkeeper for a club sitting in fifth position in a fifth-tier European league.

    We wan win afcon like this? Stand in captain with mediocre thinking. No ambition in the team because slot don guarantee.

    • Mandem 7 months ago

      You no go talk finish bro, like i dont even blame that omeruo sef cause normally his not suppose to be in that team again cause i don’t understand why a player in a relegation team be playing for a big football nation like nigeria when we have so many players playing in first division, i dont know why paseiro is still inviting calamity uzoho that as not be goal position for his team for months and you are making him the first choice for super eagles when we have adebayo adeleye who keep regularly in isreal and this other guy who keep in germany bundesliga 

    • Abdul 7 months ago

      So what was he supposed to say jare…..”Uzoho? we the players dont like him either…he’s the worst we ever had….but what can we do”? Some of you should at least use some common sense.

  • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

    Uzoho used to be great but I don’t know what happened lately. I hope he picks form again.

    • Glory 7 months ago

      Lolzz. Na true ooo. I think his form started to drop after he got married. I am definitely not saying the wife is bad, far from it. But maybe she is so good that Uzoho is struggling to believe how good and lucky he is, forgetting he is outta bed and on the pitch playing for SE OF NIGERIA. But only being reminded by the screaming of goooooaaaal by every of our opponent. MAYBE WE SHOULD BEG THE WIFE TO GO EASY ESPECIALLY DURING INTERNATIONAL BREAK. SHE CAN KILL UZOHO THEREAFTER, I DONT CARE ABOUT HIS CLUB. NAIM SABI.

    • Thumbs up Brotherman Chima – to coin a phrase from Glory and AYthegreat -i hope Uzoho picks up his form

  • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

    We have forgotten to ask why this guy lost confidence after his performance against Brazil and Manchester??? Uzoho is to blame though because he should move to a better club and also get better training because he should be improving and not retrogressing.

  • What I see in this team is camaraderie and togetherness.

    I watched the press conference and Peseiro said ‘Uzoho has my confidence’. He said midfielders miss chances, strikers flunk begging chances and defenders mess up regularly yet people only single out goalkeeper errors.

    Peseiro acknowledged Uzoho’s error against Saudi Arabia which has been dealt with.

    It was truly great to see Omeruo leap to Uzoho’s defence emphatically in pigeon English.

    For me Uzoho now has to repay all that vote of confidence. Any more errors should lead to consideration for a replacement.

  • Incredible!

  • Larry 7 months ago

    This guy is only using Uzoho to solidify the invitation of undeserving players like him. He is aware of the potential competition for his position Osho, Igho, Adarabioyo, and Jenz
    The same Uzohobasket that is warming the bench of a below top 100 team in the world. The same Uzohobasket that let his team down just this weekend replacing the first keeper at the start of second half and conceeded two goals from same opponent who could not score in this first half.

  • Ndubest 7 months ago

    @Glory you no go kill me ooo. Hahahaha

  • BOBOYE 7 months ago

    Southgate told RAMSDALE if he doesn’t find first start at his club, he will not be sending him invitation. But you have a journey man coach inviting a player sitting on the bench for 11 months and telling us he is the best he has. This baffles me. Well not expecting much from the team anyways.

  • Ephraim Nduka Ugboh 7 months ago

    Sincerely if Uzoho is currently the best goalkeeper in the Super Eagle according to Omeruo..
    Then Nigeria is in trouble chekena…!

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 3 months ago


    No Calamity Frank (Uzoho) is not only the best goalkeeper in the SE’s, have you not heard? He is also the best goalkeeper in the whole of Africa and even the best in the whole wide world! Who is Emi Martinez or Alisson Becker or Ederson, when we’re yanning about Calamity (frank) Uzoho.. kkkkkk laffing in swahili via soweto

    And as for captitanu Omerua, this guy is the best defender currently in the SE’s, very fast guy with excellent speed and positional play and great recovery, magnificent in the air as all his goals in the opposition box and clearances in his own box clearly shows! In fact this guy is not only the best defender in the SE’s, but Africa and the whole world at large! Who is Virgil Van Dyke when we are talking about Kenny Omerua lool!

    Finally please be aware that Finidi is the best coach in Africa and the whole world please! Who is Guardiola or Klopp when we are yanning about Gorimapa Finidi aka the “clown prince” twi hehehehe kwasia!

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