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Uzoho: I Want To Keep Improving

Uzoho: I Want To Keep Improving

Nigeria goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho is determined to keep improving despite his
sudden rise to stardom at club and international level, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Uzoho earned a place in Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia despite failing to play a single game in the qualifiers.

The young goalkeeper was in goal in the West Africans three games at the mundial despite his lack of experience.

He secured a loan move to Spanish Segunda outfit, Elche from top flight side, Deportivo La Coruna in the summer.

After initially struggling to displace veteran goalkeeper and rival, Jose Juan, Uzoho has been restored as Elche ‘ s number one goalie.

“I’m young, I want to continue improving in everything and help the team to win,”Uzoho stated in his interaction with the media on Friday ahead of Elche ‘ s Segunda clash against Rayo Majadahonda on Sunday.

“I do not have a competition with José Juan, I learn every day from him because he has many years in professional football and he has a lot of experience”.

The 20-year-old made a remarkable comeback from injury after a month out last Sunday against Sporting Gijon keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw.

It was his third clean sheet in four La Liga Segunda games for Elche though he has conceded five league goals in the Spanish second-tier division.

Uzoho missed Elche’s last four games after suffering a concussion a month ago and two international games for the Super Eagles against South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifiers and Uganda in a friendly.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Hmmm….4 matches 3 clean sheets….2 mvp nominations. For a teenage african goalkeeper in europe, thats awesome. Save for that 5-1 blip against cadiz…ds guy hasnt dissapointed. And even at that, i still blame the elche club doctors for not taking him out after recieving a blow to the head b4 subsequently conceeding those 5 goals in a space of 12 minutes. Even FIFA regulations reccomends that when a player suffers any head related accidents on the pitch, such player should be substituted.
    Continue to work hard and improve boy. The Sky is your starting point.

     
  • Stephen Omovie 2 years ago

    I hope to see Uzoho at the very top of Europe /African football soon. He is smart and hard working. Very dedicated to career. All the best