New Super Eagles invitee, Uzoho commits ‘blunder’ in Deportivo stalemate

New Super Eagles invitee, Uzoho commits ‘blunder’ in Deportivo stalemate

Newly invited Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho commits a blunder that led to a penalty goal in Deportivo La Coruna B 2-2 draw against Pontevedra.

Uzoho, however, had Oscar Pinchi to thank as his late equalize earned La Coruna a hard-earned draw in the 2nd additional minute of the game.

The 18-year old Uzoho who is in the squad of the senior national team of Nigeria ‎for their games against Algeria and Argentina kept goal for Deportivo La Coruna B team who are known as Fabril in the third tier of Spanish Football League.


Demoted to the B team following the sacking of Pepe Mel, the 18-year-old who has two La-Liga games to his belt brought down Pontevedra forward David Anon in the box, and the forward blast the resultant penalty past him for the opening goal of the game.

Anon made it 2-1 to Pontevedra when he finished a classic counter-attack move past Uzoho, whose three games clean sheet for the B team ended when he conceded the opening penalty.

Pinchi, however, ensured that Deportivo La Coruna salvage a point from the game when he struck two minutes into time added time to save his team from embarrassment particularly Uzoho who gave away the first penalty.

Francis Uzoho is expected to team up with the Super Eagles for their next fixtures during the international break as they face Algeria in the final qualifying match for the FIFA World cup and Argentina in a glamour game to be played in Russia.

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