Int’l Games: Peseiro defends Uzoho’s howler against Saudi Arabia

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has come for Francis Uzoho defence after the goalkeeper committed another error in the team’s friendly against Saudi Arabia on Friday night.

The Super Eagles were held to a 2-2 draw by Roberto Mancini’s men.

Uzoho was at fault for Saudi Arabia’s opening goal scored by Salman Al Faraj on the hour mark.

The Omonia Nicosia shot stopper diverted Al Faraj’s cross into his own net.

Peseiro said after the game: “I like all my players, when they make mistake, I take responsibility for it. I don’t why in Nigeria they criticise the goalkeepers so much. When I arrived, there was much talk about the goalkeepers, a lot of people wanted me to change the goalkeepers. I spoke with all the goalkeepers, none of them feel comfortable because the fans always attack them.”