Nigeria’s goalkeeper at the ongoing Fifa World Cup in Russia, Francis Odinaka Uzoho, has become the butt on jokes on social media for his ‘young’ age.
Football fans trolled Uzoho, whose official age is 19 years, although in the eyes of the online community he looks ‘much older’.
Uzoho, who plays for Spanish La Liga side Deportivo de La Coruña, kept goal for the Super Eagles in their opening World Cup fixture against Croatia on Saturday night, a match the Nigerians lost 2-0.
According to his bio, Uzoho was born on October 28, 1998 and started his football career as a forward in a Qatari football academy before being converted to a goalkeeper at the age of 11/12.
At the age of 14, Uzoho was part of the team that won the 2013 Fifa Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
On October 15, 2017, the 18-year-old made his debut for Deportivo against Eibar, becoming the youngest foreign goalkeeper in the Spanish First Division.
On social, the online community delivered its unanimous verdict on Uzoho, in as far as his age is concerned.
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