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Nigerian Goal Keeper Makes La Liga History


Nigerian Goal Keeper Makes La Liga History

Former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper Francis Uzoho hailed a memorable Deportivo La Coruna debut after keeping a clean sheet in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Eibar.

The 18-year-old Nigerian, who arrived at the club from Qatar’s Aspire Academy in January, produced four important saves to help Deportivo claim a point.
“A day that will never disappear from my memory – my debut – thanks all for the support,” he said.

BBC Sport reports that Uzoho is the youngest foreign goalkeeper to ever play in La Liga.

Uzoho follows in the footsteps of Wilfred Agbonavbare and Peter Rufai as Nigerian goalkeepers to have played in the Spanish top flight.

“He is only 18 and he can barely speak Spanish but I know what he can offer this club,” the coach says.

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