Super Eagles’ first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho has been included in the Spanish LaLiga 2 team of the week for match day 17 as compiled by sofascore after his impressive performance for Elche on Sunday night, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 20-year-old returned from a five-week injury lay-off to make a commanding statement in the match where he made two vital saves to deny Gijon a chance to get all three points.
After an impressive first-half performance, Uzoho was called early into action in the second half but the Nigerian was at alert, making an incredible save to deny Nick Blackman before also standing strong to deny the same player from the spot-kick after he fired wide.
The on-loan Deportivo player had a game rating of 8.1 and was joined by teammate Javi Flores whilst CD Lugo duo of Jose Carlos and Cristian Herrera also made the cut following their impressive 4-2 bashing of Las Palmas.
This is Uzoho’s second Team of the Week nomination after an impressive three clean sheets in four games this season.