“Any Player Can Make Mistake” -Peseiro Defends Uzoho


Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, has jumped to the defence of Francis Uzoho and other national team goalkeepers.

Super Eagles goalkeepers have recently come under scrutiny following errors that cost the team in the major games.

Super Eagles on Friday played a 2-2 draw against Saudi Arabia in an international friendly and Uzoho was strongly criticized again for helping the first goal into his own net.

While speaking at the post-match conference, Peseiro defended the goalkeepers and said they are no more comfortable being in goal for the country following barrage of attacks received from fans.

“I like our players, when they do mistakes it is my responsibility. I don’t know if Nigerians can provocate that situation because the goalkeepers never play free, never play calm because the people, I don’t know why they attack the goalkeeper every time.

“Why don’t they attack the strikers when they lose the ball or miss a goal, why?

“Every time, when I arrived here I remember I was told to change the goalkeeper and the goalkeeper does not feel comfortable.

“I spoke with all of them. No one feels comfortable because everybody attacked them. They could make mistakes, it is my responsibility. Next time I need to train him better”, he said.