francis uzoho may leave nigeria super eagles

Francis Uzoho May Leave Nigeria Super Eagles

Francis Uzoho, a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Nigeria national team, may leave Super Eagles as he has deactivated his social media account.

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has bid farewell to his fans after enduring another disappointing outing in the FIFA World Cup qualifier. 

Recently, Nigeria failed to conquer Zimbabwe in the second match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Rwanda, a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa. 

Francis Uzoho deactivates social media account

Francis Uzoho deactivated his account on social media platform X, previously called Twitter. His team Nigeria received two disappointing draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe. Fans expressed disappointment because Nigeria’s World Cup hopes were shattered.

Nigeria Super Eagles drew 1-1 with Lesotho on Thursday and needed a second-half strike from Kelechi Iheanacho to wrestle another 1-1 draw from Zimbabwe on Sunday.

Fans were critical of Nigeria Super Eagles players. Francis Uzoho also received backlash after his role in getting Nigeria to lose out to Ghana in a match for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He scored cheap goals against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique in international friendlies in October. 

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Francis Uzoho may leave Nigeria Super Eagles

Francis Uzoho deactivated his account ‘Uzohof’ on, formerly called Twitter. His decision to leave social media has raised questions about the pressures and level of scrutiny footballers face in Nigeria.

Fans speculate that he may soon leave Super Eagles amid intense pressure. Nigerians have repeatedly called for head coach Jose Peseiro to replace Francis Uzoho as the Super Eagles’ number one.

His Instagram account, however, remains functional.

Francis Uzoho 

Francis Uzoho is a popular Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Cypriot First Division club Omonia and the country’s national team. He was a member of the Super Eagles squad that won the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup. 

In 2017, he made his international debut. He was Nigeria’s number-one at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where he started all three of the team’s games at the tournament.

During the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Francis Uzoho was in goal for Nigeria in the third place match against Tunisia.