Golden Eaglets’ goalkeeper, Pascal Uzoho has pleaded with Nigerians not to lose hope in his elder brother, Francis Uzoho who is the Super Eagles goalkeeper.
He made this known after the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development hosted the Golden Eaglets for winning WAFU B U17 tournament in Cape Coast, Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Wednesday.
“He is a very good goalkeeper. He felt very bad and I felt for him too. As a goalkeeper myself, there are good and bad days but Nigerians should not lose hope in my brother,” he said.
Speaking further, the younger Uzoho expressed his happiness at winning his first laurel for the national team and stated further his dreams to replace his elder brother as Super Eagles goalkeeper in the future.
“I feel really great to have my first experience in winning a tournament for Nigeria. I feel happy and proud to have my elder brother as the Super Eagles goalkeeper. I look up to him and I want to follow in his footsteps to keep for the Super Eagles in the future,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the sports ministry has given a cash reward of N2m to the team for finishing as the competition winners after defeating Burkina Faso by two goals to one on Friday night and securing automatic qualifiers for the Algeria 2023 CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.
The sports minister, Sunday Dare, however, urged the players not to let in distractions and should listen to their coaches who have more experience than them