The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unsurprisingly confirmed that Francis Uzoho will be the Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russia.
The NFF also revealed that the duo of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi are his deputies for the tournament scheduled to start on Thursday.
Deportivo La Coruna goal minder Uzoho has come in for a lot of criticisms following recent performances in the green and white colours of the Super Eagles.
He has failed to keep a clean sheet in the last four games for Nigeria.
The federation’s official website was quoted as follows: “For sure, the tactician has the pieces to craft a crack squad capable to surprising the bookmakers in Russia.”
”Young goal –tender Francis Uzoho has logged useful hours since making his debut against Argentina in Krasnodar in November last year, and deputies Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi are even more experienced.” The statement further read.