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Kayode Helps Girona Past Deportivo As Uzoho Concedes Two

Kayode Helps Girona Past Deportivo As Uzoho Concedes Two

By Johnny Edward: Nigerian youngster Francis Uzoho conceded two goals in only his second Spanish La Liga start  for Deportivo La Coruna in their 2-1 home defeat to Girona who gave Kayode Olanrewaju his ninth (third start) appearance of the season, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Goals from Aday Girona and Cristian Portu handed the 18-year-old Nigerian shot-stopper his first defeat in the Spanish top flight.

Uzoho was beaten from the penalty spot by Aday Girona after Raul Albenetosa fouled Kayode in the box in the 25th minute of the encounter.

Two minutes later, Uzoho put his side under pressure with a poor clearance but his teammate Emre Colak came to his rescue.


Former Golden Eaglets keeper Uzoho was called into action again by his compatriot Kayode who fired a long range shot that was saved.

Six minutes after the restart, Lucas Perez restored parity for Deportivo La Coruna after Jonas Ramalho pulled down the on-loan Arsenal forward in the box.

In the 82nd minute, Uzoho made a commanding save from a cross off the boots of Douglas Soares and he launched a quick counter attack from his half. The young Nigerian made a fine save off a deflected shot late on to keep the score at 2-1

Deportivo La Coruna are 16th in the Spanish La Liga Santander table with eight points from nine games and Uzoho is expected to make his third start when Deportivo La Coruna take on Las Palmas next Monday.


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  • after the first game people were praising him like he was the next Buffon or Casillas

    • So because he Conceded 2goals makes him a bad goalie?

    • Do you think Ezenwa or Alampasu would have performed better if he was in that goal post? Even Buffon sometimes is embarrassed with some many goals, and yet he just won the FIFA Best Goalkeeper award and is included in FIFPro 11, ahead of current greats like De gea, Lloris and Courtois.

    • Two goals he conceded will stop him from becoming the next Buffon or casillas,if has what it takes. Let us support our own.

    • I conceded a penalty. Was that his fault? People just come with free mode on Facebook to talk. Great stopper like Buffon had it rough at the beginning.o

  • Uzoho Is di next big hing

  • Fidelenny 4 years ago

    The young goal keeper has done well for himself playing two matches in a row keeping a clean sheet in the first and conceding two in the 2nd one of which was a penalty committed by his defender, it can only get better with more games under his belt. Rather than bringing him down he should encouraged for improved performance.

    If he can keep down a regular shirt with improved performabce,that could earn him an invitation to the national team.

  • PapaFem 4 years ago

    He needs more goals to build his confidence. So far, so good. Kudos. boy.

  • Nice one for our bros, Kayode’s beast….is finally out which makes me happy, for Ighalo is not trusted,deserves d man of D match awardo and dis performance will surely make him start d next match,and Uzoho did well.., indeed da next big thing,in front of d goal post.

  • DDD & D 4 years ago

    The way Nigerians comment in soccer without sentiment, if it is applied the same way in politics, giving kudos to whom it is due and condemn any atom of evil representation no matter whom is involved, indeed the Nation will be such great but the greedy have succeeded in tearing us apart using tribalism. My fellow country men, let us rise above this greedy beasts.
    Great Nation if united.

  • Hope to see u in Nigeria National team next month