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Swedish Club Malmo Interested In Super Eagles Goalkeeper

Swedish Club Malmo Interested In Super Eagles Goalkeeper

Swedish club, Malmo FF are reportedly interested in Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

Malmo, according to reports have enquired abot the availability of the former Golden Eaglets shot stopper.

Uzoho currently plays for Cypriot First Division club, Omonia Nicosia.

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Malmo are desperate to sign the shot stopper this summer.

Uzoho has three years remaining on his contract with Omonia Nicosia.

The goal tender, who started his professional career in Spain with Deportivo La Coruna has also played for APOEL and Anorthosis Famagusta.

He was not invited for Nigeria’s recent 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Bafana Bafana South Africa and Cheetahs of Benin Republic.


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  • Daniel 1 month ago

    No near super eagles bros

  • Sportradio88.0 fm 1 month ago

    Good one . Malmo is on the top of the league table here and if they continue they wil play in champion league .
    The season here in Sweden ends in November 10 2024..
    Sweden won the world cup in 1958 and a Nigerian was in the team as the third reserve keeper .

  • Pompei 1 month ago

    Nice one

  • Hahahaha. CSN don dey delete all yaboah M (or whatver his name is) comments on every thread. The guy keeps biting everyone and everything in sight like a newly unleashed rabid dog.

    • yabaoh M 4 weeks ago

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      csn a bunch of dogs lolz mr nobody lolz
      oya delete until you can delete no more lolz!

  • Footballfanatic 1 month ago

    Can anyone confirm how true this story is…. An anonymous Super eagles player claims Osimhen has always had problems with players and coaches since 2019…At the 2019 afcon they claimed he had a fight with Leon Balogun, at the last Afcon he wanted to fight Uzoho and had to be held back while Uzoho was calm ……….This is on owngoal nigeria. All you people supporting that bad outburst can see that there is a pattern of bad behaviors here but your egos won’t make you accept he took the wrong route like he has done in the past………..There is also a list of spats he had with spaletti and Zambo Anguisa….I hope his managers or agent can talk to him to take anger management classes

  • I think it’s fair to say that Francis Uzoho’s Super Eagles career is in dire straits.

    Hailed as the future of Nigeria’s goalkeeping departments for years to come after making his impressive competitive debut at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the 25 year old Imo state born netminder’s international football career now hangs by a thread.

    No thanks to Laughable and hugely damaging boo-boos in between the sticks for Nigeria in recent seasons.

    His ineffective parry led to the goal that contributed to Nigeria losing out on 2022 World Cup Qualification in Qatar whilst his inability to anticipate and deflect long shot led to the goal against Zimbabwe which might yet again contribute to Nigeria missing out on 2026 World Cup qualification in USA, Canada and Mexico.

    Sandwiched between those high profile faux pases where several butterfinger performances in friendlies and qualifiers which have contributed to a homebase goalkeeper now taking his place as third choice in the Super Eagles – it is that bad!

    However, his fortunes might just be about to change.

    In the article on Complete Sports, Uzoho is linked to a move to reputable Swedish side Malmö.

    Should it materialise and he plays regularly, even in continental competitions, then a recall to the Super Eagles should be on the cards.

    Personally, I have never regarded Uzoho as an incompetent goalkeeper. I think limited game time in Cyprus coupled with the thin midfield employed by Coaches Eguavoen and Peseiro had left me really exposed.

    In the last 5 games for Nigeria, current number 1 Stanley Nwabili has conceded 7 goals – testament to how bad a good goalkeeper can be made to look if not afforded adequate protection. In 2 recent World Cup qualifiers, Uzoho conceded 2 goals but Nwabili conceded 3 with the same number of games.

    So, Uzoho wasn’t that bad, the structure was not strong enough to shield any goalkeeper.

    However, he remains damaged goods in the eyes of many fans who fail to look holistically at the factors that sullied his performance.

    That said, it will be a major boost to his international career for this transfer to go ahead. Just like another outcast (Maduka Okoye) whose sterling performances in club football has revitalised his Super Eagles prospects, Uzoho will be hoping for similar.

    Aside from the 2018 World Cup, Uzoho has this unfortunate habit of being number 2 in major tournaments. He played second fiddle to Alampasu in U-17 World Cup and then to Akpeyi, Okoye and Nwabili in successive Afcons.

    Will he return to number 1 for next Afcon and the 2026 World Cup should we qualify? I sure hope so and this proposed move will be pivotal to that ambition.

  • pompei 4 weeks ago

    When you look at this individual named Uzoho, it’s hard not to like him.
    His humility is for me his most admirable quality. He is also very gentle, easy going. Great person to have around. He is also not a bad goalie. I saw a match a couple of years ago between his then club Apoel and Man United at Old Trafford, and although Apoel lost that game to a last minute goal, everyone that saw that game agreed that Uzoho was the man of the match. It wasn’t even a close decision. It was crystal clear. Man United dominated the game, as expected, and the reuslt could have been a landslide in their favour, had it not been for Uzoho’s heroics. Ridiculous, stupendous saves. Pull up the game on Youtube, and see for yourself.
    So Uzoho is not a bad keeper. Akpeyi too is almost a carbon copy of Uzoho, in terms of behaviour. Very humble, easygoing lad. Easy to see why his fans have a soft spot for him. And he too was not bad. Very productive for his club in SA.
    The problem with these two I think was mental. Whenever they have to put on the Nigeria jersey, something gives way mentally, and chaos sets in.
    Obviously, playing for Nigeria comes with a lot of pressure. Some players cope well with this pressure, others fall completely to pieces and become unrecognizable.
    And it must be said that when the goalie is jittery and nervous, that invariably is transferred to the fans! I find myself almost falling out of my couch sometimes when we are under attack, and these guys are in goal. The fear and apprehension is palpable. Not a nice experience!
    Anyway, I wish Uzoho well in his new advanture. Hope he does enough to earn the trust of fans, a trust completely destroyed by his recent, costly blunders. If he proves himself competent, he is always welcome back to the SE fold.

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