Francis Uzoho is pleased to have been handed an opportunity to feature for the Super Eagles again after he was named in Nigeria’s provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations in Egypt, reports Completesports.com.
Uzoho’s inactivity for Anorthosis Famagusta, coupled with his howler in Nigeria’s last AFCON 2019 qualifying match against Seychelles in Asaba somewhat reduced his popularity ahead of the final tournament in Egypt.
Odion Ighalo put the Super Eagles ahead from the spot in the 33rd minute, but Melaine Rody profited from Uzoho’s blunder four minutes before the break to equalise for the visitors.
But having been included in the provisional list ahead of the AFCON 2019 finals, Uzoho hopes to redeem his image when he gets the chance to feature at the tournament
“Another privilege to represent my country. Hope I get the opportunity to make you’ll proud. In Christ Alone,” Uzoho wrote on his Instagram status page on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old who has kept four clean sheets in 13 games for the Super Eagles since he made his debut as a second-half substitute for Nigeria in their 4-2 win over Argentina in November 2017, also thanks his former team Elche for handing him an opportunity to play during the first half of the season.
Uzoho made nine appearances for Elche in the Segunda division conceding 11 goals and keeping four clean sheets.
“In the midst of my challenges this season, yet I still find reasons to smile that it wasn’t all failures. Thank you @elchecfoficial for giving me the opportunity,” Uzoho wrote beneath his video in action for Elche.
By Johnny Edward