Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was sent off Anorthosis Famagusta’s 3-0 home win over Alki Oroklinis in a relegation play-off clash in Cyprus reports Completesports.com.
The sending off was the first expulsion of Uzoho’s career.
The Nigerian shot-stopper was sent off in the 23rd minute by referee Giorgos Nicolaou.
Vincent Bessat, Michal Duris and Danijel Pranjic secured a comfortable win for ten-man Anorthosis Famagusta.
Nigerian international will miss Anorthosis next three games against Ermis Aradippou, Enosis Paralimni and Pafos FC.
The 20-year-old has made three appearances for the club he joined on a six months loan deal from Deportivo La Coruna.
He spent the first half of the season at Elche, where he made 11 appearances for the Spanish second-tier club in all competitions conceding 12 goals. He also kept four clean sheets.
Capped 13 times by Nigeria, Uzoho played all three matches as the Super Eagles exited the 2018 World Cup in the group stage.
In October 2017, Uzoho became the youngest foreign goalkeeper to ever play in La Liga and marked a memorable Deportivo La Coruna debut with a clean sheet.
Uzoho was part of the victorious Nigeria squad at the 2013 Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, albeit without playing a single minute at the tournament.
He only arrived at Deportivo from Qatar’s Aspire Academy in January 2017.
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