Former Nigeria international Emeka Amadi has absorbed Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho of any blame for Zimbabwe’s goal in Sunday’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Rwanda.

Uzoho once again came under heavy criticism after conceding from a long-range free-kick in the first half.

The embattled goalkeeper almost gifted Zimbabwe a second goal late in the game after fumbling a cross luckily the error was not punished.

But Amadi has come out to defend Uzoho, posting the goal he conceded would beat any goalkeeper.

“It is the the fault of Francis Uzoho the free-kick was well taken,” the 1989 FIFA U-20 World Cup silver medal winner said on Brila FM.


“The effort came from a place where no goalkeeper can save it, the ball swerved from in to out so it is hard for a keeper to make a save. So for me, that ball can beat any goalkeeper.”

After two games played in the qualifiers, the Eagles have only garnered two points.

A win for South Africa – on three points – will see them four points clear of the Eagles.

Up next for Jose Mourinho’s side in the World Cup qualifiers is a home game against South Africa in June 2024.



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