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Exclusive: Uzoho Needs Strong Competition In Super Eagles

Exclusive: Uzoho Needs Strong Competition In Super Eagles

Former Nigerian international, Andrew Aikhoumogbe has called for a stiffer competition for Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Recall that Uzoho has come under heavy criticisms after making series of blunders in games that he was in the goal post.

The three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners came from behind to draw 1-1 with minnows Lesotho in Uyo last month.

 

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In their second group C game against Zimbabwe in Rwanda, the Eagles also settled for a 1-1 draw with Uzoho conceding a free-kick from range.


He was blamed for the 2-2 draw against Saudi Arabia in October after he parried a free-kick into his own net.

However, in a chat with Completesports.com[, Aikhoumogbe stated that there should be serious competition in the goalkeeping department so that Uzoho will be kept on his toes.

“For me, I really think the Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro should leave the goalkeeper position open for other goalkeepers in a bid to see the quality that they possess.

“Yes, Uzoho has made some great saves for the Super Eagles but his recent errors should give the coach a sleepless night considering the fact that the 2023 AFCON tournament is just around the corner.

“This idea of sticking with one goalkeeper when he keeps making mistakes does not go down well with me. This is the time for the technical crew to give other goalkeepers a chance to prove their worth.

“We need to amend this mistakes before the tournament proper in January so that the Super Eagles can fly high in Ivory Coast.”


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 7
  • Larry 3 months ago

    Wrong headline for a great content aimed to make Uzobasket feel good about himself. We are talking about a GK who is languishing in the bench of an average club in a lowly rated league.

    • TALK UR OWN 3 months ago

      IF NOT THAT OUR TECHNICAL CREWS ARE NOT SERIOUS, I WONDER WHY THEY ARE STILL KEEPING FAITH IN IZOHO. IF YOU LOSE FORM, YOU LOSE FORM AND IT WILL TAKE TIME TO REGAIN IT BACK. THE COACH SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN CHANCES TO OTHER GOALKEEPERS AND TEST THEM IN EACH MATCHES (Friendly & W.C qualifiers) THEY PLAYED.
      FOR INSTANCE: In 1996,1997, 1998, The coaches then, tested different goalkeepers in different matches( W/C qualifiers) to know who is going to be Number ONE.
      ** DOSU tested against Kenya(1-1) in Nairobi
      ** ABIODUN BARUWA tested against
      Guinea(2-1) in Lagos
      ** IKE SHOROUMU tested against
      B/Faso(2-1) in Ouagadougou.
      ** PETER RUFAI keeped against Guinea
      (0-1) in Kanakri.
      PETER RUFAI LOST FORM BEFORE FRANCE ’98 WORLD CUP & HE FLOPPED.
      *** AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE COMPLAINING THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE DECIEVING OURSELVES WITH EXPERIENCE PLAYERS THAT IS NOT FIT. ANY PLAYERS THAT IS NOT IN GOOD FORM & FIT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN TO ANY COMPETITION.
      TO HELL WITH EXPERIENCE & LEADERSHIP THAT IS NOT FIT & FORM.

  • Coache 3 months ago

    For Super Eagles not to destroy this boys career, let him rest. Fans are losing money due to betting and cannot watch as Uzoho caused them heart aches and monies.

    In the U17 world cup they won, Uzoho was even third choice. Alampasu would feel hard done by. Uzoho has cost us severely and should be dropped forthwith. If he was homebased they might have kidnapped him and this begs the question how many homebased players have been so forgiven for such symbolic performances in the Eagles shirt. We need another sheriff.

  • Omo9ja 3 months ago

    Well, out of the three things Oga Paseiro has to do is the goalkeeping department, which is doing right now. Nwabali is the new goalie in the Super Eagles for Afcon, and I am very happy that he listened to us on this forum.

    I did my part, and he has to complete the rest if he has to do well in Ivory Coast.

    Nwabali is now part of the team. We need a creative midfielder, which is Nwakali, and a reliable striker to back Osimhen and the gaffer effects, which is Dessers. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 3 months ago

    Come, This guy check yourself guy man abi which kain nonsense be this one again?

    Wetin you mean by competition? Competition ko, Tisioncompe ni

    I hope say nor be say you high o? Abi you self dey among the people wey de follow Pasioerio dey share this guy salary? Ah ah!

    Abegi enough is enough, I don’t want to hear competition from any man mouth again o!

    Uzoho must not even be invited again – we don see am enough and nor be him load!

    Please just invite 3 or 4 different goalies and make sure Ezenwa is among them Kai!
    Simples!

  • Lollipops 3 months ago

    @Andrew Aikhoumogbe, Point of correction, Uzoho don’t need a competition but shouldn’t be invited again.

    My late grandmama fish basket tight pass Uzoho. I would rather place my Late grandmama fish basket in our goal post in a crucial match than to put Uzoho in our Post.

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