Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is disappointed with his performance in Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Seychelles but is determined to move on strongly, Completesports.com reports.
Uzoho who missed Super Eagles penultimate qualifying game against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa last year due to injury was widely criticised for his uninspiring performance in the game.
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 equalised for the visitors.
Henry Onyekuru and substitute Moses Simon however scored in the second half to hand the Super Eagles maximum points in the game.
“Mixed feelings yesterday for me. Happy to be back on this colors but not happy that i nearly cost my team the game…On to the next one to make things right. IN CHRIST ALONE,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Uzoho will play no part in Nigeria’s international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt on Tuesday, according to coach Gernot Rohr.
“We’ll see the other goalkeepers against Egypt,” Rohr said in his post-match interview.
“They will play and we are confident that they won’t disappoint when they play on Tuesday. Akpeyi or Ezenwa will play the game.”
The 20 year old has since been deployed to the Olympic team ahead of their U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier second leg clash against Libya.
Uzoho has kept four clean sheets in 13 games for the Super Eagles.
By Adeboye Amosu & Johnny Edward