Ban Uzoho from Super Eagles - Angry Nigerians react to draw against Zimbabwe

Cyprus-based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has conceded seven goals in his last seven games for Nigeria |Photo Credit: Imago

Ban Uzoho from Super Eagles - Angry Nigerians react to draw against Zimbabwe

Asukwo Oduo 21:47 - 19.11.2023

After conceding again in Nigeria's World Cup Qualifier against Zimbabwe, fans have called for Uzoho to be banned from the team.

Nigerian football fans are furious that coach Jose Peseiro has continued to invite Francis Uzoho to the national team set-up. 

The Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper has let Nigerians down on numerous occasions yet he keeps getting invites to feature in crucial games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Uzoho’s howler (failing to punch away a long-range shot from Thomas Partey) against Ghana was one of the reasons the Super Eagles didn't participate at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 

Last month, during an international friendly with Saudi Arabia, Francis Uzoho produced another stinker, diverting a shot into his own net.

Super Eagles fan call for Uzoho’s ban

Nigeria faced Zimbabwe in a World Cup Qualifier and with the game goallless, the Warriors had a freekick from over 30 yards out. Captain Walter Musona went for power and fired the ball beyond Uzoho in the Nigerian goal post.

Reactions have continued to trail that goal, with many of the opinion that Uzoho should have done better to punch the ball away.

In the last seven games that Francis Uzoho, a reserve goalkeeper for his Cyprus-based team have manned the post for Niegeria, he has conceded on all seven occasions.

Many Nigerians have urged Jose Peseiro to find a better alternative (even from the Nigerian Professional Football League) to replace Uzoho as the Super Eagles’ number one shot-stopper.

See some reactions below;       

The Super Eagles of Nigeria might appear to have a dearth of safe hands. Still, many believe that anyone else would do a better job than Francis Uzoho - in fact, they don’t want him anywhere near the Super Eagles setup again.