Omonia looking for injured Uzoho’s replacement


Cyprus side Omonia Nicosia are in the market for a new goalkeeper after injury to Francis Uzoho in the friendly match between the Super Eagles and Brazil in Singapore on Sunday.

Uzoho copped a knee ligament injury after he landed awkwardly while fighting for a ball in the Brazil friendly.

Things got from bad to worse for the club after second choice goalkeeper Constantine Panayi also suffered an anterior cruciate ligament while playing for Cyprus in Euro 2020 qualifier against Russia on Sunday.

According to, the situation has left the club with only third choice goalkeeper Charalambos Kyriakides for their league game against leaders Anorthosis on Sunday.

“The two goalkeepers of a team being injured in their national assignment, and even the same day, are something unprecedented.

“It is not only that Uzoho and Panayi were injured, but also that they suffered the worst damage they could possibly suffer, and logically we will not see them again in the season. The team is running to replace them ahead of Sunday’s game,” he said.

Uzoho is expected to be out for at least six months as a result of the injury.




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