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Rohr Sends Super Eagles Goalkeeper Trainer Enrico To Work With Uzoho

Rohr Sends Super Eagles Goalkeeper Trainer Enrico To Work With Uzoho

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has sent one of the team’s goalkeeper trainers, Pionetti Enrico, to Spain to help keep young Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho in shape ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Nigeria Football Federation revealed in a press release on Sunday.

Enrico, who came into the Nigeria fold ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifying fixture against Benin Republic six months ago, arrived in Spain penultimate weekend.


Uzoho was reserve goalkeeper as Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2013, and won his first senior cap in a friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar in November last year where he obviously impressed Rohr.

Super Eagles’ goalkeeping situation ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia is far from ideal, with Carl Ikeme still undergoing treatment for acute leukemia and Vincent Enyeama unlikely to return from retirement.

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Uzoho has kept 10 clean sheets out of 14 matches for the Deportivo La Coruna B squad this term and showed tremendous confidence and agility in the Eagles’ come-from-behind defeat of reigning world vice champions Argentina.

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  • Obinna nwamara 4 years ago

    make uzoho our number 1 in Russia, Nigeria will win world cup,

  • ALFREDINHO 4 years ago

    This is a good move by the coaching crew of the Super Eagles . Francis Uzoho deserved to be the number one goalkeeper based on the experience he has gathered from the Spanish league .I believe with Uzoho and a formidable defence the Super Eagles will be a force to reckon with in Russia . Goodluck to Super Eagles .

  • Ifeanyichukwu Muo 4 years ago

    A good development

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 4 years ago

    Obinna, you made me LOL

  • It’s a wise step to use what you have to get what you want. Uzoho has got a lot going for him.

  • It is a nice one by the coaching crew. But we still need experience goalkeeper. Please let’s do something about our number one Vincent

    • irabor kingsley 4 years ago

      forget Vincent Enyeama, he too started from somewhere

  • One (1)you have is more better than hundred (100)u dnt see okay. So let’s focus on the one we have now….. Thanks

  • Bestsports. 4 years ago

    Gradually looking at our number 1 keeper at the mundial par fumbling or injuries. Oyibo has taken special interest in uzoho already. Watch out .Goodluck uzoho. Your chance to establish your status .

  • Dele Alampasu should also be considered. The guy has been number 1 over others for Feirense in Belgium main league for up to 2 years now. They should make that department very competitive.

    • Oops, my mistake, Alampasu is not the number 1 this season in Portugal main league but he should be considered as well in the friendlies. He has not be given the chance to keep in any super eagles competitive match. Let us assess him as well