Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has joined Nigerian football followers in raising eyebrows over the quality and capabilities of Elche of Spain shot-stopper, Francis Odinaka Uzoho.
Although ‘Dodo Mayana’ refused to make any categorical declaration on who should be Nigeria’s first choice in goal against Libya for Saturday’s Afirca Cup of Nations clash, Rufai stressed that Uzoho still has a lot more to learn.
However, footballlive.ng can report that Rufai inadvertently gave Elche of Spain shot-stopper, Francis Odinaka Uzoho a spot ahead of the other two – Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi – because of his outings as Nigeria’s No.1 at the World Cup.
Nonetheless, regardless of who mans the post on Saturday at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Rufai said he is sure the Eagles will emerge victorious from the encounter.
He then charged Eagles’ technical adviser, Gernot Rohr to give other goalkeepers a chance to showcase themselves by giving them matches.
“We have got a good goalkeeper in Francis Uzohor, who played at the World Cup and we were quite impressed with his performance, though not the perfect output.
“This is a young lad with a long way ahead of him. What is to be done now is to work on his lapses and build him.
“Not only him. His assistants, Akpeyi and Ezenwa should also be developed.
“In no time, Nigeria would be having three solid goalies that would give the coach tough time selecting who would man the post.”