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Intense Goalkeeping Battle: Two NPFL Stars Compete for a Spot in the Eagles Squad!

Football: Nigeria’s Super Eagles battle for the goalkeeper spot for the upcoming match against Sierra Leone, as Francis Uzoho is suspended due to a yellow card offense. Victor Sochima, Olorunleke Ojo and Adebayo Adeleye have all been invited to replace Uzoho. The trio will now have to contest to see who manages the post during the qualifier.

The Super Eagles are set to play against Sierra Leone in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match. The team is said to be short on a goalkeeper, following Francis Uzoho’s suspension due to a yellow card. Jose Peseiro, the team’s coach has invited Victor Sochima, Olorunleke Ojo, and Adebayo Adeleye for the Nigerian team. The goalkeepers will battle for the position to see who plays in the tie against Sierra Leone.

The Super Eagles have struggled to find a permanent number one goalkeeper since former goalkeeper Carl Ikeme retired. Current goalkeepers, Uzoho, Maduka Okoye and Ikechukwu Ezenwa have tasted the position. However, their performances have been criticized by fans and pundits alike leading to a division of opinions as to who should manage the post in the upcoming qualifier.

The Super Eagles have had trouble keeping a regular and consistent number one goalkeeper in the team since Carl Ikeme’s retirement. The position has been rotated among the likes of Uzoho, Maduka Okoye and Ikechukwu Ezenwa in recent times. Nonetheless, their performances have come under heavy criticism from fans and commentators alike, leading to a division amongst the supporters and pundits over who should occupy the post during the match versus Sierra Leone.

The Super Eagles have already arrived in Sierra Leone for their upcoming match. Nigeria is currently second on Group A’s qualification log for the competition with nine points, winning three of four games played so far this season. A win for them in Monrovia will be enough for the 2013 champions to qualify for the tournament in January, set to take place in Ivory Coast.

The Super Eagles have already touched down in Sierra Leone for their upcoming match. They are second on the Group A qualification log standings with nine points, gaining momentum after winning three out of the four games played so far this season. If the Super Eagles win their match in Monrovia, it will be enough to qualify for the tournament set to take place in Ivory Coast.

READ ALSO: [AFCON 2023 Qualifier] Osimhen, Chukwueze, Musa Invited For Sierra Leone Clash

Eagles Fly To Monrovia

The Nigeria National Team, Super Eagles, have arrived in Sierra Leone for the match. They have posted different updates on their social media handles, showcasing a video of them boarding their flight with a caption that reads, “Our journey to Monrovia, Liberia for the AFCON 2023 Qualifier against Sierra Leone!”

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