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Uzoho Set To Join Cypriot Club Anorthosis Famagusta

Uzoho Set To Join Cypriot Club Anorthosis Famagusta

Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is on the verge of linking up with Cypriot club, Anorthosis Famagusta from Spanish side,  Deportivo La Coruna,  reports Completesports.com.

Uzoho,  20, according to a report in goal.com.cy is expected to undergo necessary  medical examinations at Anorthosis Famagusta  on Friday with the official announcement  expected afterwards.

The two clubs according to the report have reached agreement on the purported move.

Uzoho only  renewed his contract for three seasons with Deportivo La Coruna last August after impressing with the B team.

The young goalkeeper spent the first half of the season on loan  with  Spanish Segunda B outfit,  Elche.

He made seven league appearances for Elche.

Uzoho who was the Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been capped 13 times by Nigeria.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    The fight for recognition and places in the national team is really hotting up. See players changing clubs with alacrity just to remain relevant and in contention for national team selection. Isn’t this interesting….? When last did we have so many Nigerian national team players make moves in one transfer window like this January’s window..? Gone were the days when some players will be in relaxed mode on the bench of their clubs knowing that their agents will ‘do normal’ with the national team coaches…and later some people that ‘know’ football will say this current SE coach has/is not doing anything.
    The race to make the final XXIII of the AFCON will be an awesome one.

  • Is it good news to go to a club in Cypriot? What quality of football do we expect from there? I see it as a step backwards. 

    • The good news is, he will not be on the bench and get inactive or rusty. I’ve yet to look at Famagusta, but better to be active somewhere than benched in a second division side elsewhere.

      Truth is, if he stays on the bench at Elche in February, he will lose is starting spot in the SE

      • “Truth is, if he stays on the bench at Elche in February, he will lose is starting spot in the SE”: FACT!

        If only Alampasu had similar advisers to that of Uzoho (who always ensure that he finds a club to play regularly)

    • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

      You obviously seem not to know what dangers it portends for a goalie to be on the bench at club level and what benefits thereof in keeping regularly even in an unfancied league. Our GOAT goalie, vincent enyeama cut his teeth in the Isreali league, first with a certain Bnei yehuda and later hapoel tel aviv. Willy Agbonivbare, Alloy Agu, Peter rufai, Willy Opara at their peaks where manning posts for either lowly rated 1st division or 2nd division clubs. Uzoho moving to Anathorsis (which was Shehu abdulahhi’s former club) will do him more good than going back to Deportivo B or sitting on the bench of Elche, since elche would rather develop their own young goalie with plenty of gametime rather than develop another clubs goalie

      • Thanks, Dr Drey, deo, BigD. Makes sense then. Good move inso far as he’ll play regularly to avoid professional decay. 

    • Aleks 2 years ago

      It is great news so far as he gets first team action as first choice goalkeeper for the club.
      By the way, Famagusta is the same club that Shehu Abdullahi played for while maintaining his position as First Choice Right  Back for Super Eagles. 
      Yes, Francis Uzoho has made a great decision!

  • Edoman of NewJersey,USA 2 years ago

    of course it make a lot of common sense to be an active goalkeeper even in Bendal Insurance than to be playing second fiddle in a second division Club in Spain .