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Uzoho’s Injury Will Not Affect Eagles’ Chances In South Africa

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Olaniyi Mayowa Olanrewaju
, Nigeria.
The Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye on Wednesday said the first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho’s injury would not affect the team’s chances when they square up with Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 2018 Eagle’s World Cup goalkeeper, Uzoho, will not be in action when the team plays the crunch AFCON qualifier against South Africa on Saturday, November 17.

The 20-year-old youngster, Uzoho, cupped a rib injury playing for his Spanish second division club side Elche 1-5 loss against Cadiz on Sunday and will be out for four weeks.

In place of Uzoho, the Super Eagle’s gaffer, Gernot Rohr called on dependable Enyimba FC’s shot stopper, Theophilus Afelokhai, as replacement.

However, the Super Eagles faces a race to record a win in South Africa to avenge for the defeat it suffered in the first match of the AFCON qualifiers.



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