Super Eagles goalie Francis Uzoho yesterday gave Nigerians and coach Gernot Rohr reasons to doubt his competence as the first choice goalie of the team.
Uzoho committed yet another howler that gave Seychelles a goal in their 3-1 defeat to Nigeria.
A free kick was floated into Nigeria’s goal area and Uzoho who attempted to punch missed the ball allowing Rody Melanie to slot home and bring the game on level terms after Odion Ighalo had given Nigeria the lead via a spot kick.
The clanger gave Seychelles hopes of winning the game but the Eagles added two more goals to end their AFCON qualifications on winning note.
The Eagles had already qualified before the game and will now take on the Pharaohs of Egypt in an international friendly on Tuesday, March 26.
Following Uzoho’s poor performance against Seychelles, coach Rohr may opt for his second choice goalie to start against the 6-time AFCON winners.
Some Nigerians on Twitter have slammed Uzoho for committing what they described as “elementary mistake” in goalkeeping.
Read some of the reactions below
HT Nigeria 1-1 Sychelles
— Amos Joseph #FootballersConnect (@communeamos) March 22, 2019
— MyClubFans (@MyclubFan) March 22, 2019
#NGASEY Francis uzoho really fell my hands, I 'd not know why Nigeria coach would keep using him. super eagles deserves a better goal keeper, Nigeria 🇳🇬 1 vs Seychelles 🇸🇨 half time. Second half is on, I'm predicting three goals to one.
— ARÁKÙNRIN AMID HUMBLE (@amid_temitayo) March 22, 2019
— Zaaddy 😜 (@iDeribs) March 22, 2019
Uzoho made a mess of that ball that led to Seychelles equalizer, reminding us he's either not good enough or lacks experience. Ezenwa should be starting some of these games.
— Mayor Of Obudu (@JudeAgba) March 22, 2019
Shey una see una goalkeeper? Calamity!!! Seychelles equalize 1-1 pic.twitter.com/1dsztHz8uc
— Gboyega (@mcgboye1) March 22, 2019
Uzoho at fault for the Seychelles goal. Had no business coming out and flapping at that harmless looking ball.
— Daddy Jason (@schororj) March 22, 2019