Recuperating Super Eagles number one goalkeeper Francis Uzoho may bounce back earlier than envisage following bundle of joy that came his way in the first day of the New Year.
The 21 year old we gathered welcomed a baby boy in the New Year, a blessing which we understand has sent the Deportivo La Coruña safehand to could nine.
An elated Uzoho who took to the social media to officially welcome his son equally gave the wife a pat on the back for a job well done.
Uzoho who has made over 14 appearances for the Super Eagles since joining the senior national team in 2017, has been sidelined for three months running following injury he sustained in October last year’s international friendly against Brazil in Singapore.
Initial diagnosis said the Nigerian international will be out for a month but further x-ray confirmed that he will need at least six months to fully bounce back to action.
Though calculations in some quarters have set early April for his return, arrival of his first son in a year that has been dubbed special being a leap year and the beginning of a new decade could act as a ginger especially as medical practitioners believe that out flowing of love around a recuperating patient makes healing faster.
Fortuna Düsseldorf II safehand Maduka Okoye it will be recalled stepped in as replacement for Uzoho in that high profile friendly thus enjoying his debut in the senior national team.
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi however continues to be in the front burner as number one both for club and country.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp recently described Akpeyi as a hard worker, noting that his position as number one goalie for the club is strictly based on merit and result of his consistency.