Uzoho Suspended In Cyprus, Fined; Anorthosis Also Punished Over Ineligibilty Offence

Uzoho Suspended In Cyprus, Fined; Anorthosis Also Punished Over Ineligibilty Offence

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been handed a one-match ban and fined 1,000 euros by the Cyprus Football Association following complaint of ineligibility by Apollon Limassol, reports Completesports.com.

Uzoho, 20, linked up with Cypriot club, Anorthosis Famagusta on a six-month loan deal on the final day of the winter transfer window from Spanish side, Deportivo La Coruna.

He made his debut two days later in Anorthosis Famagusta’s 1-0 win against Apollon Limassol.

Limassol later filed a protest with Cyprus Football Association claiming Uzoho was ineligible to feature in the game.

They questioned the valdity of the mandatory medical certificate submitted by Anorthosis on behalf of the player as they insisted Uzoho arrived Cyprus hours after the KOA office had shut down on February 1.

Uzoho reportedly informed the Police that the medical certificate was prepared for him while he was in flight en route Cyprus – which by implication suggested that he did not undergo necessary medical tests before the issuance.

According to a report in miamiherald.com, the Cyprus Football Association has ruled that Uzoho’s certificate is invalid and Anorthosis consequently forfeit the win over Apollon and additional three points deducted, totaling six points as deficit.

Uzoho who was omitted from Anorthosis’ squad for the last two league games against Nea Salamis and AC Omonia will miss also this weekend’s clash against Ermis as result of the suspension.

A police investigation is currently underway. Last week, a Cyprus court ordered a 42-year-old man to be held in police custody for three days, but he was released without investigators seeking to extend his detention.

By Adeboye Amosu

 

COMMENTS

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  • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

    Lol if it was in Nigeria he will get away with this fake medical report this is what is killing us in Africa almost everything is fake even name talk less of date of birth. Hmmm

     
    • Adisboy 6 months ago

      Chima read and comprehend. It was his club that obtained the false medical report not him. His only crime in this is when he was asked he told the truth about when it was issued to him. That implicated the club and the way things work in Europe, even if you didn’t produce the document as far as it belongs to you, you must bare some responsibility. So he’s main crime was his ignorance of Cypriot law.

       
      • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

        Hahahahaha…@ Adisboy, wen i say some people dont comprehend English, they run amok like a rabied canine let loose. Please what concerns a player with administrative issues. Uzoho clearly was oblivious of all the paperwork involved in the last minute transfer, just like every other footballer usually is. Their’s is to usually focused on putting pen to paper and go turn up at training afterwards. If there were complicity in admin issues, the club administrators were clearly to blame. Uzoho’s only sin was being caught up in this ugly web, and the young man duely told the truth he knows when interrogated. And as they say, ignorance is never an excuse in the eye of the law. So its not surprising that he’s also having a share in the punishment. But Clearly, some people’s knowledge of football does not transcend beyond CSN. Lolz

         
        • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

          Drey for disrespecting my view of a player who can not say no to corruption. I have one word of prayer for you and curses of the land shall prevail in thou who follows after a team of thieves this scripture shall follow you and your line such that you will be a sign of mock to your entire lineage and generations to come. Ami

           
          • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

            Hahahahaha….have you finished…?! Clap for yourself.

             
    • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

      This is what CS has told you but why can’t he say No like Oliseh who turned down corrupt practices at Fortuna Sittard. I mean desperate and negligence is not justifiable. His ways are not pure him saying the truth  after the exposee doesn’t change the fact that he’s a culprit of corrupt system now this is a pennnywise pounds foolish for both parties!!!

       
      • Adisboy 6 months ago

        Your mistake is believing that it was Uzoho that did the corrupt practice while it was the club.They played Uzoho when he was not yet eligible that is why they are being deducted points. The club tried to play a fast one and Uzoho telling the truth when questioned is what caught them up. This news is everywhere not just CS. Uzoho only had a 2-match ban and $1000 fine which is similar punishment to a player getting a straight red card during a match. This is similar to when FIFA punished us for fielding Abdulahi Shehu in our last World Cup qualifier in Algeria. Would you blame Shehu for that too?

         
  • I would expect the club to pay his fine as it was them that obtained and tendered the fake document

     
  • Adisboy 6 months ago

    Chima read and comprehend. It was his club that obtained the false medical report not him. His only crime in this is when he was asked he told the truth about when it was issued to him. That implicated the club and the way things work in Europe, even if you didn’t produce the document as far as it belongs to you, you must bare some responsibility. So he’s main crime was his ignorance of Cypriot law.

     
  • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

    Often times due to various background we have different ways of seeing things and as such you are pained when a deep insight is been ridiculed by a shallow mind from a nowhere. Now I comprehend with the words of you don’t mingle with pigs as a man less you’ll be classified amongst pigs. People like Drey tends to allow their dirty and shallow background come to play even in a public front and I doubt if even an orphan will be full of disrespect and stupidness as this idiot who will continue be a cursed person from far and beyond. On a good note I will have to quit this forum in other not to continue spitting fire at wayward children whom has no proper parental upbringing. It ends here I wish the world of Nigeria football well at this end!

     
    • It is such a sad way to leave a forum that has brought so many people with such diverse views under the umbrella of fans.

      I now call on all well meaning members of this forum to help Drey and Chima end their differences once and for all.

      It is not beyond them, indeed it is not beyond us to help our fellow brothers end this bitterness.

      I know I am a nobody but should Chima leave this forum under these circumstances, I will seriously consider whether this is a platform where I want to continue airing my views.

      Chima, I beg you, please stay. I may not agree with 80-90% of your views however I have huge respect for you and always want to read what you have to say.

      I hope and pray that you and Drey can put your differences aside make up.

      If not, i may just join you in considering my continued participation in a forum where people just can’t learn to get along.

      Deo B.

       
    • Lanre 6 months ago

      Deo i am a good reader of Complete Sports from the Florida but i never comment but this day has caught me. I understand the pains and disgust of Chima but i will support his move to quit this forum because so many guys outside the shores of Nigeria have seen it all and when they express realism they get angry outburst from the fans back home of which if only they know how things are done in a proper manner they will not condole the happenings in Nigeria football or the way of life trending in Nigeria but i will say it again especially to Drey and some gullible dudes out here that if you don’t travel to see a proper way of life you shall continue to wallow in the darkness of Nigeria and think this is the best life can offer while you continue to watch the progress of the elite world as film trick. Oliseh as out pointed by the gentleman rejecting of black money payment by the dutch club was a choice but lack of proper education on the side of Uzoho who happens to be a national team goalkeeper with a low IQ can not say no to corrupt practices when the advance world knows fully well that corruption is everywhere but the power to say No defines your intelligence and moral values but what do you expect from a gullible Nigerian? Chima please avoid this forum and live your life in peace i will advice you read complete sport as an average Nigeria but never comment realism else you will be facing the average Nigerians who are good at celebrating Mediocrity except a few like Deo and Edoman

       
      • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

        “but lack of proper education on the side of Uzoho who happens to be a national team goalkeeper with a low IQ can not say no to corrupt practices”
        .
        Nice talk….Clap for yourself too….
        Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel messi who are all currently under severe punishment for violation of tax laws too also lack proper education and have low IQ too right…?
        .
        “so many guys outside the shores of Nigeria have seen it all and when they express realism they get angry outburst from the fans back home”
        .
        Those who really have “seen it all” would know that certain professionals like footballers always have managers who handle every non-footballing responsibilities for them, which include, contractual and administrative paper works and sundry. I am still reading this news piece microscopically to find where it was written that Francis Uzoho forged the said medical certificate himself.
        .
        “…..They questioned the valdity of the mandatory medical certificate submitted by Anorthosis on behalf of the player as they insisted Uzoho arrived Cyprus hours after the KOA office had shut down on February 1. Uzoho reportedly informed the Police that the medical certificate was prepared while he was in flight en route Cyprus….”
        .
        We all know deadline day transfers are always tricky, with players sometimes having their medicals done in entirely different locations from where they are moving to and the results sent electronically to wherever it is needed. Most times your manager just comes to you and tells you an agreement has been reached with a certain club and you just pack your stuff and move – most probably to go and put pen to paper and resume duty. If the paperwork happened to be bungled by officials, why then should anyone now turn on this poor kid.
        .
        Lastly, Congratulations on residing abroad.
        I grew up moving from one continent to the other but never knew being based abroad is a sign of superiority. I can see you are a super-Nigerian and it sure is written all over you.

         
  • Ayo, Brooklyn 6 months ago

    Chima E Samuels i understand your disguest at the other gentleman who happens to be your critic after making your point of Sunday Oliseh rejecting black money payment, my bother i read complete sports a lot but i don’t comment a dime because people back home in Nigeria have their way of thinking and as such if you make a point of realism with regards to your exposure then you’ll not only be disregarded but become a ridicule because they simply don’t understand where your critical view is coming from. So my brother i will advise you to leave what belongs to Nigerians to them because this is what makes them happy even-though they perceive there are better standards abroad which can be emulated, but for now let them continue to celebrate the greatness that many outsiders see as mediocrity. Drey my advice to you and most of the guys here is travel to see because there is corruption everywhere but lack of education is what makes Nigerians have the power of No in them.Shalom

     
  • Ayobami, NYC 6 months ago

    Samuel i understand your disgust at the other gentleman who happens to be your critic after making your point of Sunday Oliseh rejecting black money payment, my bother i read complete sports a lot but i don’t comment a dime because people back home in Nigeria have their way of thinking and as such if you make a point of realism with regards to your exposure then you’ll not only be disregarded but become a ridicule because they simply don’t understand where your critical view is coming from. So my brother i will advise you to leave what belongs to Nigerians to them because this is what makes them happy even though they perceive there are better standards abroad which can be emulated, but for now let them continue to celebrate the greatness that many outsiders see as mediocrity. Drey my advice to you and most of the guys here is travel to see because there is corruption everywhere but lack of education is what makes Nigerians have the power of No in them.Shalom

     
    • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

      “Drey my advice to you and most of the guys here is travel to see”.
      .
      Thanks for the above statement.
      .
      I might not be the type to come here and tell everyone I am the owner of Wembly Stadium or that Fiorentino Perez shares the same hood with me or that I eat from the same pot with Mino Riola and Gianni Infantino. But since you think I have not ‘traveled’….no wahala…!

       
  • Pascal 6 months ago

    Guys the forum is fucked up by too know guys especially this Drey and CS will allow this type of person to be ranting here i waka pass

     
  • Greenturf 6 months ago

    Dr.Drey is a great writer and one I love to read his posts because he understands football.
    However,we should understand we have differences in every forum and that of Uncle Chima and Drey are no different.I know they had a row sometime ago but I hope this two great forum members end their fueds and stop attacking posts sent by either parties.
    I can see Uncle Chima is no longer comfortable with this attack to his views so in that case please Drey read Chima’s subsequent posts and refrain from any objective views towards them please just an advice anyway you don’t have to.ty.
    Meanwhile,point of note,travelling or living in civilised society does not make one better than another residing in Africa whether in education,intelligent views even financially ect.
    Finally please Chima I want you to remain in this forum.I do read your posts daily and will be gutted if you stop [email protected] you are one of the most articulate writers here who has won many fans which includes me and I bet this forum won’t be the same without you so please rescind any thought of quiting this great forum thanks.

     
  • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

    Who is celebrating mediocrity? Does mediocrity even have anything to do with the article above? How shallow minded can one be thinking that if he leaves the forum of Complete Sports or if he only reads headlines and decide not to comment the internet will not move on??? Oyingbo market no know if anyone no come. You live abroad but you fail to realize that opinions are free on the internet. How intelligent can one be that an international website will miss you if you leave or don’t comment on the World Wide Web which is not anybody’s property. 

    As much as I love to read every single comments on this wonderful website I won’t raise any eyebrow if anyone leaves or decide not to comment because everything about the site is Nigerian LMAO!!!  The fact that everything about the site is mediocrity or mostly Nigerian is what makes the site more fascinating to the global audience. Mr Lanre, Mr Ayobami and Ogbeni Chima E Samuel you guys can leave our site for us we don’t need y’all.

    Hopefully one day your Eurocentric or western world brainwashing will Help your intellectual capacity as is we don’t live abroad SMH

     
  • Last last, people will leave, others will join. If this forum goes, another will rise, that’s the way of internet chat groups. Whether Facebook groups, WhatsApp groups, online forums etc. In the past 20 Years I have seen forums that I had so much fun in and learnt so much from shut down or become dormant.

    Others have risen and I’ve reconnected with members of past groups. The tale I’m driving at is “when it stops being fun and interactive then move onto the next”.

    I can never understand why people get so serious as to becoming abusive and hyped up with people they are unlikely to meet in real life. As I am wont to say “often times it diddint worth it”