Former Nigeria U17 international goalkeeper Francis Uzoho made his Deportivo La Coruna debut on Sunday, starting in the goalless draw away to Eibar.

The Nigerian signed a one-year deal with Pepe Mel’s side in August, but had to wait till Sunday for his first appearance.

Standing at 1.96m, the 18-year-old originally aimed to be a striker before taking up goalkeeping duties.

He did not disappoint Pepe Mel, who gambled by starting the youngster ahead of the experienced Romanian international Pantilimon, as he kept a clean sheet.

After the game, Uzoho excitedly tweeted: “A day that will never disappear from my memory#my debut#thanks all for the support#Forza Depor IN CHRIST ALONE.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.