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Mikel backs young goalie Uzoho to impress in Russia 2018
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Mikel backs young goalie Uzoho to impress in Russia 2018

Super Eagles of Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has thrown his weight behind teenage goalkeeper Francis Uzoho ahead of their Russia 2018 opener against Croatia. Uzoho made his international debut against Argentina in November 2017 and has displaced the likes of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi from the starting lineup. Uzoho made only two appearances for Deportivo La Coruna in the LaLiga, but featured majorly with the B side in the third tier of Spanish club football, with 26 games to his name. Although questions have been raised on the shot-stopper's experience, Mikel has lauded the 19-year-old's calmness, whilst promising that the team will support him more to ensure he doesn't suffer under pressure during games. READ: Russia 2018 oracle cat Achilles predicts Iran victory ov...