Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, is appreciating God for bringing him back to his best after several months of recuperating from an injury.
Uzoho hasn’t played since he suffered a knee injury in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with Brazil in last year’s international friendly encounter.
After 380 days here I’m back stronger
IN CHRIST ALONE pic.twitter.com/RgrxIYX8AV
— UZOHO FRANCIS ,M.O.N (@Uzohof) October 28, 2020
During his time on the sidelines, Uzoho switched clubs from Omonia Nicosia to Apoel, and he made his debut on Wednesday night.
Goals from Konstantinos Apostolakis(40), Omer Atzili(42), Anuar(54) and Stavros Gavriel (90) secured a comprehensive win for Apoel.
Following the clash, Uzoho took to his Twitter account to express his happiness at making a return from injury after 380 days out.
The former Elche man could also make his international return when Gernot Rohr names his squad for Nigeria’s November Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.
Maduka Okoye and Uzoho both played for the first time this season, but it was a contrasting night for them.
Francis Uzoho returned to action for APOEL Nicosia for the first time in over a year, and kept a clean sheet.
A perfect gift for the birthday boy 🎉 pic.twitter.com/q6d3CVmTvj
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) October 28, 2020
Okoye was in goal as Sparta Rotterdam lost to Ado Den Hagg via a penalty shootout in the KNVB Beker Cup.
Both teams had played out a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes, and the match went into a penalty shootout, which Ado won 5-3
Okoye was making his first appearance for Sparta’s first team since he joined from Fortuna Dusseldorf. Despite the disappointment of losing, the Nigerian international was impressive, making five saves in total, while he had a 73% pass accuracy.
The Nigerian international would, however, be disappointed not to have saved a spot-kick during the shootout.
But while Okoye ended up on the losing side, it was a winning return for Francis Uzoho as Apoel Nicosia thrashed PAEEK 4-0 in the Cyprus Cup.