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Uzoho Deactivates Social Media Account, Considers Super Eagles Break

Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has deactivated his social media account and is reportedly considering a break from the Super Eagles amidst heavy criticism.

Nigerians have been critical over Uzoho’s performances in goal for the Super Eagles a situation that wasn’t helped by 1-1 draws vs Lesotho and Zimbabwe. 

The fans are disappointed the Omonia Nicosia shots-stopper was beaten by Walter Musona’s 30-yard free-kick in the 1-1 draw vs Zimbabwe on November 19, 2023.

The strained relationship has not gone better since Uzoho spilled a shot by Thomas Partey in Nigeria’s ill-fated 2022 World Cup playoff loss vs Ghana in March 2022.

Subsequent errors during International friendly games, most recently vs Saudi Arabia and Mozambique have led to calls for his replacement as the Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper, a call head coach Jose Peseiro has not yielded to.

After the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Uzoho’s account on X, @Uzohof, has been taken down.

Amidst heavy criticism , the former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper is reportedly considering going on break from the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

This is according to an unnamed source quoted by OWNGOAL who said the goalkeeper want to tow the path taken by fellow gaolkeeper Maduka Okoye when he took a break from international duties due to online abuse and threats to his life and family.

Uzoho who made his Super Eagles debut in October 2017, is favourite in Peseiro’s plans to man the Super Eagles goal at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations In Ivory Coast.

If the Omonia Nicosia goalkeepers purported International break plans happens, the Super Eagles will turn to Udinese goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, Isreal based Adebayo Adeleye or home-based goalkeeper, Ojo Olorunleke.

Other options are Noah Atubolu, Jonathan Rasheed and youngster Arthur Okoronkwo.

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