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Uzoho wants to help Omonia Nicosia achieve season’s target

Francis Uzoho

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho has expressed his delight after completing a loan move to Cypriot club Omonia Nicosia from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna.

The 20-year-old had a loan spell at Cypriot rivals Anorthosis Famagusta last season, but suffered a trying time due to irregularities in his registration.

Uzoho, who served as third-choice goalkeeper for Nigeria at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, has made another loan move to Cyprus andis hoping to help the club achieve their target.

“I learned a lot from last season’s experience. Hopefully, it will serve as a motivation to do well,” Uzoho told BBC Sport.

“I can say last season is in the past now and I hope to write a good chapter with Omonia by God’s grace and hard work.

“To move forward you can’t keep looking back, so I just want to remain focused on what lies ahead.”

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He added: “I’ve started pre-season with the club on a positive note and I feel good about it.

“I just hope to kick off with positivity and help Omonia Nicosia achieve the club’s target this season.”

In October 2017, Uzoho became the youngest foreign goalkeeper to ever play in La Liga and marked a memorable Deportivo La Coruna debut with a clean sheet.

The young goalkeeper has been capped 14 times by Nigeria.

He played all three matches as the Super Eagles exited the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the group stage.

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