Francis Uzoho: Super Eagles Goalkeeper Embroiled in Age Controversy 

Russia 2018

Soccer fans question the age of Nigerian goal keeper

by Jerry King Nwobodo @JerryDKingTP

Many people are wondering if Nigeria’s number one shot stopper, Francis Uzoho is truly nineteen years old

According to his official records, Uzoho was born on 28 October 1998.  So he is 19 years old but many people are not buying it because of his looks. 

Many believe that the goallie who  plays for Spanish side Deportivo de La Coruña looks way older than he claims. 

Since Nigerias number 1 choice goalkeeper took ill,  young Uzoho had become the preferred choice for Super Eagles Coach Gernort Rohr. 

Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia after playing two World Cup qualification matches for the Super Eagles. Since then, Uzoho has filled his shoes as Nigeria’s top choice goalkeeper.

Iceland pays tribute to Carl Ikeme

Although the speculations about his age continue, Uzoho remains Nigeria’s number 1 shot stopper during the Russia 2018 World Cup. 

Nigeria faces Iceland on Friday  in the second round of Group D matches.


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