Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has played down reports in the Nigerian media on claims that he has anointed Francis Odinaka Uzoho as first choice goalkeeper of the senior national team of Nigeria.
Reports in Nigeria suggest he has anointed the Deportivo La Coruna B goalkeeper as first choice goalkeeper for Nigeria following his showing in the Super Eagles friendly games against Poland and Serbia respectively.
Uzoho kept a clean sheet when Nigeria defeated Poland 1-0 but conceded twice against Serbia on Tuesday in another friendly game. Although Rohr is satisfied with his performance in both games, he still insist that at this time, Uzoho is not yet his first choice goalkeeper.
” He (Uzoho) is 19 years old, and our team is the youngest at the World Cup, and he has made us younger . However he has done well in three games for us, which is good for his confidence “, Rohr told Owngoalnigeria.com in an exclusive chat.
” Presently he is the third goalkeeper in Deportivo La Coruna, and he is playing well in the second team. Our goalkeeper coach worked with him for some time and also spoke with the club coaches. I think he can be a solution for the future but we can’t make a decision with just one or two games.
” Ezenwa is still here with us, and we can’t forget what he did in the qualifiers. Daniel Akpeyi couldn’t make it for the games, but we know his qualities. So it’s very good to have them in our team”, Rohr concluded.