Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has expressed optimism going into the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, despite the disappointing results in the friendly games against Mexico and Ecuador.
The Eagles will kick off the AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone on Thursday June 9 before going away to face São Tomé and Principe few days later.
New head coach Jose Peseiro lost his first game in charge as the Eagles went down 2-1 to Mexico before suffering a 1-0 loss to Ecuador.
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Uzoho who was in action for the Eagles in both friendly games in the United States.
And despite the disappointments, Uzoho expressed optimism going into the qualifiers.
“Definitely deserved better results but going back to start the qualification process on a high spirit. IN CHRIST ALONE,” he Tweeted.
In October 2017 Uzoho received his first call-up to the Eagles and made his full international debut on 14 November, replacing Daniel Akpeyi in a 4–2 friendly win against Argentina.
He went on to man the post at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where the Eagles crashing out at the group stage.
By Toju Sote
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