Another turbulent spell is heading the way of Super Eagles’ former first choice goalkeeper, Francis Odinaka Uzoho, as he has failed in his desire to return to his parent club, Deportivo La Coruna of Spain, who have instead opted to give him another loan deal in lowly Cyprus.
Uzoho had a torrid time playing in the same country in the second half of the past season with Anorthosis Famagusta, after failing to ipress earlier in the campaign also on loan at Elche of Spain, but his hopes of returning to the Land of The Armada this summer have been dashed.
Uzoho has already been hit with ill-fortune in the Nigerian national team, having lost the exalted position of Eagles’ first choice he enjoyed in an accelerated elevation to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
He is now down in third place, behind both Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa for Nigeria’s laborious outings at the Africa Cup of Nations, with Eagles’ gaffer, Gernot Rohr obviously not enchanted by his erstwhile top favourite lad’s struggles at club level.
Sadly, Uzoho’s woes with the Eagles are now bound to expand into the second half of the year, as La Coruna have reached an agreement with Cypriot First Division club, Omonia Nicosia for Uzoho to p-lay in the Mediterranean island nation again, for the entire 2019/20 season.
It means another spell in the backwaters for the 20-year-old Uzoho, who joined Deportivo in 2017 from Aspire Academy, then played for the first team and reserves of the Spanish club, but had an unsuccessful spell at Anorthosis during the second half of last season.
Back then, Uzoho was caught in a health certificate scandal shortly after he joined Anorthosis on loan and ended up playing only two matches for the club, following a ban and fine that was eventually lifted by the FA.