Former Super Eagles right fullback Mobi Oparaku says the chances of Nigeria winning the Africa Cup of Nations is slim because the team presently don’t have a goalkeeper they can rely on in times of difficulty.
Speaking to Sport&study.org in Jos while performing his duty as team manager of Nigeria Professional Football League side Heartland FC in their 0-0 draw against Plateau United, Oparaku didn’t mince words in his submission on the Super Eagles.
Oparaku was quite vocal in the area of goalkeepers insisting that the present first choice goalkeeper of the Super Eagles Uzoho is not good enough same as the other goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi.
” 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 “, he told Sport&study.org.
” 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 “.