Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has called on Nigerians not to blame national team goalie, Francis Uzoho for his shaky performance against Libya in the AFCON 2019 qualifier, rather the blame should be on the coaching crew of the Super Eagles.
The former Deportivo la Coruna of Spain goalie told www.footballlive.ng that Uzoho is a talent for the future and needs very serious nurturing rather than being thrown into very top competitive level in the national team.
Peter Rufai, who was Nigeria’s number one goalkeeper at the USA 1994 and France 1998 world cup tournaments however called on the Gernot Rohr led coaching crew to carefully re-assess the goalkeeping department of the Eagles noting that there are a lot of talented goalkeepers in Nigeria who can make the goalkeeping department more competitive than it is at the moment.
Nigeria inched closer to picking an AFCON 2019 ticket after beating Libya 3-2 in Sfax, Tunisia. After a shaky start which was a 2-0 loss to South Africa in the opening game of the qualifier, the Eagles have gone on a 3-match winning streak and presently top the group with 9 points.