Mikel backs Uzoho ahead of World Cup debut

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Mikel Obi has backed young goalkeeper Francis Uzoho to shine at the World Cup in Russia.

Uzoho at 19 is the youngest on the Super Eagles squad and he is likely to keep goal against the star-studded Croatia tomorrow night at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

“He’s a young goalkeeper, but he’s always calm no matter the pressure. That’s nice to see for a young goalkeeper like him, He knows exactly what he is doing.

“We try to help him by speaking to him a lot and there is no problem with our goalkeeping situation.” praised the Eagles captain, who is the most experienced player on the squad to Russia 2018.

Meanwhile, Russia-based ex-youth international Kehinde Fatai has said Eagles will get the needed fans support in Russia.

“Eagles will not lack support from fans in Russia. There are good numbers of us playing in Russia and they love and do appreciate us. I am sure they will extend that to the Super Eagles at the World Cup.” the FC Ufa striker said.

Fatai is cutting short his vacation in Nigeria to go cheer Eagles in Russia.

 

 

 

 

 

Jibril .O