Deportivo confirms Uzoho’s call up to the Super Eagles ahead of Algeria, Argentina clashes

Deportivo confirms Uzoho’s call up to the Super Eagles ahead of Algeria, Argentina clashes

Super Eagles Technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, has called up Francis Uzoho who plays for Deportivo La Coruna, for their upcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina.

The 18-year-old Uzoho ‘s invitation was confirmed by the La Liga side via their official Twitter handle.

Uzoho ‎is in the team as cover following concerns over the form and fitness of current first-choice goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa.


The former U-17 goalkeeper has kept in two La Liga games for Deportivo La Coruna, but the interim coach of the team has relegated him to the role of third-choice goalkeeper.

On Sunday, he was in action for the B team in the third tier of Spanish football.

Nigeria will play Argentina in a friendly on November 14, four days after taking on Algeria in their final 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Nigeria, already qualified for the final phase of the World Cup next summer, will close the qualifying campaign against Algeria at the Chahid Hamlaou stadium in Constantine (Algeria) on Friday 10 November. On Tuesday, November 14 Nigeria will play a friendly against Argentina at the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar (Russia).

“The Blue and Whites goalkeeper must appear at the Nigeria camp in Morocco on Monday, November 6, after the weekend in which Deportivo will host Atletico de Madrid.”

Uzoho has made two league appearances for Deportivo so far in LaLiga.

He was one of the reserve goalkeepers for the Golden Eaglets when they won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2013.

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