Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Joseph Dosu has thrown his weight behind the current crop of Super Eagles goalkeeper in the face of severe criticisms from fans.
Dosu was speaking about the aforementioned goalkeepers in a chat with the Guardian.
In his words, he said: “Some years back when Peter Rufai was leaving the scene, people said we did not have a goalkeeper, but Ike Shorunmu came in and did very well. And when Shorunmu too was leaving in 2002, Vincent Enyeama came in and also did the same thing and he was in goal for the nation for almost 14 years. He was even adjudged as one of the best in Africa.”
“And when Enyeama left, the same question still came up, but Carl Ikeme then came on board and became the nation’s number one goalkeeper. But unfortunately, he could not go on because of what happened to him.” he added.
Speaking further, Dosu said: “Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who took the advantage of Ikeme’s absence, however, helped qualify the nation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“I have the belief that whoever that is picked among these three goalkeepers in Daniel Akpeyi, Ezenwa and the new boy from Spanish club, Deportivo de La Coruña, Francis Uzuho, will do well and make the nation proud.
“We cannot continue to criticize them because we are inadvertently killing them psychologically.
“These guys also read the dailies and it might put them into unnecessary pressure and eventually bring their morale down. My advice is for us to keep praising them and see how far they will go.” he concluded.