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Uzoho: Why I Look Older Than My Age

Uzoho: Why I Look Older Than My Age

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has defended his age, stating his looks changed as a result of training.

Uzoho, 21, has come under intense criticism in recent times from a section of the fans who believe he lied about his original age.

The Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus goalie stated that those criticising him don’t know him when he was growing up, revealing he had a small stature.

“I was smallish back then in 2013 when I participated at the World Cup with the U-17 national team,” Uzoho told Super Eagles media in an Instagram chat.

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“I later went to Aspire academy where I learnt a lot. My looks and body build changed when I started using the gym and was working out seriously.

“If a lot of people see my picture back then they won’t even talk about my age, but I don’t really bother because they don’t know me.”

Uzoho was the Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where the three-time African champions were eliminated at the group stage.

The goalkeeper, who has 14 caps for Nigeria, was part of Gernot Rohr’s squad that finished third at the 2019.

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  • Okeke Christopher 4 years ago

    Even at that brother… You are not 21 my man we know our selves here in Nigeria.. Tell that to the white.. You are a good guy we know ..just forget about this age and focus and your carreer…

    • @Okeke,

      what’s your problem. Were you there in the hospital when his mum gave birth to him ?

      You better face your own life. God has already blessed Uzoho and God will continue to bless him in Jesus name.

      God bless Nigeria.

    • Abdul 4 years ago

      Its like you were there when he was born……abi what are you even saying?

    • The fact that he got married at the age of 20 yrs is questionable. He’s got a child now. Uzoho is good no doubt, but lying about his age makes him a fraud.

      • Guy your argument of him having a child at 20 is baseless and wrong, A cousin of mine got his first child at 16

    • Babake 4 years ago

      Pope-o-Dope you are too stupid. And at your age it is too late to be corrected.

  • COLLINS 4 years ago

    Guy you are up to 30 years,just enjoy your career while it last.

    • Adisboy 4 years ago

      It’s impossible he’s up 30. I saw a video of him in 2010, based on that he cannot be more than 24.

  • RulerOfMen 4 years ago

    Men, brother you ain’t gat no reason to explain a thing to anyone. Who cares about your age as long as you’re good and consistent. Many world class goalies play on to their late 30’s and still manage to retire as top goalies so forget the age thing and get better.

  • Sunnyb 4 years ago

    You 21yrs abi, it’s ok, me I know blame you and I don’t care about your age, if Buhari can be voted for by some animals, then Nigerians has no right to doubt ur age. Tell them to show u Tinubu or brainless Buhari birth  certificates second guessing ur age.bro I’m with you, continue to use any means to provide for ur family.

    • AK247 4 years ago

      What brings Buhari and politics into a purely sporting issue? You seem so embittered and frustrated. Uzoho is not the reason for your frustration and we are here to read and be entertained.

  • Boluwatitonisola 4 years ago

    but you don’t have sense sha

  • Ernest 'O' 4 years ago

    My brother just enjoy ur career and do not mind those pokenosing,they are just jealouse.

  • bishob ighodaro 4 years ago

    My friend, you owe no explanation to nobody.is your coach who have the final say,if you are fit or not.
    All we want from you is good performance.Nigeria used goal keepers more older than you at the past and they performed well.
    Good luck with your career bro.

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