Monday, 6 November 2017

Francis Uzoho Credits Deportivo For Nigeria Call-Up

Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has paid tribute to the Spanish club after earning his maiden call-up to Nigeria's senior squad.
Uzoho, 19, has been named in the 24-man squad to take on Algeria in a World Cup qualifier and then a friendly against Argentina this month.
"It probably wouldn't have happened if I hadn't been promoted to the first team at Deportivo," he told BBC Sport.

"They've really helped me and hopefully I can repay the faith," he added.
Uzoho's national call-up comes off the back of a strong start to his Deportivo career and Nigeria's quest for additional goalkeepers.

He became the youngest foreign goalkeeper to ever play in La Liga last month.
"I feel I owe the former manager [Pepe Mel] a lot as well and I am grateful to the players and management of the second team and senior side and I thank God for his favours," said Uzoho.

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