Uzoho grateful to Deportivo LA Coruna after Eagles invitation


Newly invited Super Eagles and Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, has attributed his invitation to the National team of Nigeria to Spanish La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna.

The young goaltender was last week included in the list of players that will take part in the upcoming last group game of the Russia 2018 world cup qualifier against the Desert Foxes of Algeria, and now Uzoho believes his invitation wouldn’t have been possible if the La Liga side through coach Pepe Mel did not trust his ability and gave him a chance.

Uzoho, a Former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper spoke to BBC on Sunday afternoon,”It probably wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t been promoted to the first team at Deportivo.
“They’ve really helped me and hopefully I can repay the faith.

“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.

He became the youngest foreign goalkeeper ever to play in the Spanish La Liga, when played against Eibar at the age of 18 years.


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