Uzoho hoping for more game-time


First choice goalkeeper for Nigeria in the eyes of many, Francis Uzoho is expecting more game time this weekend for his third division side Real Deportivo Fabril when they face Real Valladolid II in Sunday’s Segunda Division B league game.

The 19-year-old is expected to be named in Nigeria’s squad for next month’s friendlies against Poland and Serbia. Gernot Rohr, the coach national team, said on bbc.com: "The young boy Uzoho had a great game against Argentina so I've sent the goalkeeper trainer to continue to provide support for this boy in Spain."

Uzoho has kept clean sheets against Real Madrid Castila, Majadahonda twice, Real Valladolid II, CD Toledo, Atletico Madrid B,CD Guijuelo, Celta Vigo, UD Sanse and Ponferradina and, if selected, will be targeting 11th clean sheet.

The 19-year-old has conceded seven goals this season in 14 third-tier league games.

Uzoho has been an unused substitute eight times since he joined up with Real Deportivo Fabril squad from the Deportivo La Coruna first team.

He has also been cautioned four times.

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