Super Eagles Goalkeeper Loses First Choice Position After 14 Straight Games And 8 Clean Sheets

The senior national team of Nigeria are battling a mini crisis in the goalkeeper department with only one of of the three options available to coach Jose Peseiro enjoying regular run of games at club level, OGN reports.

First choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho who appeared to have reclaimed his spot at Cypriot side Omonia Nicosia is back on the bench following the return of 35 year old Brazilian goalkeeper Fabiano.

Since his return from injury he has kept goal in five straight games with Uzoho who was in goal for 14 consecutive games dropping to the bench despite the fact that he didn’t do too badly as he picked up 8 clean sheets.

However the fact that Fabiano has the trust of the coach and also that of his teammates means he returns to his role as first choice with the team presently 7th in the league. Uzoho might not taste action until the 24th of March when he will likely be in goal for Nigeria against Guinea Bissau.

For now among the trio battling to be first choice of the senior national team of Nigeria only Adebayo Adeleye of Israeli side Hapoel Jerusalem with 18 games under his belt this season. Second choice Maduka Okoye has only been in goal twice for Watford, both coming in cup games since the start of the English Championship season. He is yet to play a league game for the team he joined in the summer.

Mohammed Mowiz