AFCON Qualifies: Ezenwa Promise To Treat Okoye, Uzoho, Noble Same Way Enyeama Treated Him

by AnaedoOnline

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, has promised to treat younger goalkeepers, Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and John Noble, same way Vincent Enyeama treated him when he first joined the Super Eagles.

He described them as his younger brothers and wonderful goalkeepers.

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The three goalkeepers: Uzoho, Okoye and Noble are in contention for the Super Eagles starting XI for the African Cup of Nations matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr did not find Ezenwa worthy in his 24-man team.


Nigeria have scored 10 goals and conceded 7 in four qualifying matches but the 32-year-old believes his ‘younger brothers’ need some luck to do well in the coming matches.

“All of them are wonderful goalkeepers, I’ve been with them and they are my younger brothers. The same way when I came to the Super Eagles, Enyeama welcomed me as a younger brother,” Ezenwa told Goal.

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“They are great goalkeepers and I wish they do more for the country. Okoye, Uzoho and Noble, I just pray for favour for my colleagues.

“Sometimes, you might be doing very well but when that luck is not there, it might be a problem.”

Meanwhile, reported that Players and officials of the Super Eagles on Friday left for Porto Novo by speed boat, ahead of tomorrow’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic.

The players were in high spirits as they boarded the boat.


Some of them had raised concerns over the mode of transportation, but head coach Gernot Rohr, who has already made the trip, said it will be the best way to get across to the neigbouring country.

“Last Saturday, I made the trip and we were flying on the water. It was so quick and calm. The trip by boat to Benin is about an hour long. Rohr said.

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Nigeria have opted for boats, because of the bad roads between the two countries and the many protocols for a short flight across the border.

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