Why Nigeria Will Not Win AFCON 2019

By Ikenga Chronicles April 11, 2019

Why Nigeria Will Not Win AFCON 2019

Former Super Eagles fullback, Mobi Oparaku, has stated that Nigeria might not win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations because they do not have a good goalkeeper.

Oparaku, who is team manager of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Heartland FC, stated this while speaking to journalists after their 0-0 draw against Plateau United.

“You can’t win the AFCON with that goalkeeper (Uzoho). It’s impossible, to be honest and this am saying despite the fact that Uzoho originated from the state where I control most of the youth teams.  He is not fit enough to be first choice.

“Ezenwa is a bit better and his record for the team is decent but he isn’t someone you can rely on. Akpeyi is someone I knew right from his days at Nasarawa United.

“He’s a goalkeeper who feels like running away from the post whenever the Eagles are under pressure. We’ve a big problem,” he said.