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Uzoho far better than Okoye? Fans reignite debate as Super Eagles hold Ghana

23:04 IST 25/03/2022
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Following his masterclass against the Black Stars, football fans want the AC Omonia goalkeeper to remain as Super Eagles’ number one

Francis Uzoho’s impressive display against Ghana has reawakened the debate on who should be Nigeria’s first-choice goalkeeper amongst fans on social media.

In the absence of Sparta Rotherdam’s Maduka Okoye due to illness, the Cyprus-based star was in goal against the Black Stars in Friday’s Fifa World Cup qualification play-off first leg.

Uzoho’s repaid coach Augustine Eguavoen’s confidence in him by making crucial saves as the African classic ended 0-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi.

That inspired football enthusiasts to storm social media to continue the unending debate on who should remain as first choice goalie of the 2013 African kings, with many rooting for the former Deportivo La Coruna player.

Some feel if Okoye had been in goal, Nigeria would have leaked at least three goals against Otto Addo's side. Thus, they labelled the Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper's absence as a blessing in disguise.

Notwithstanding, a few feel Okoye is better than Uzoho.

Who should be the Super Eagles' first-choice goalkeeper? Let us know in the comments