Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has begged Nigerian fans for forgiveness over what he tagged ‘ his outburst of emotions ‘ on Social Media.
During the recent International break, Uzoho committed errors leading to goals in the games vs Saudi Arabia and Mozambique to anger Nigerian fans who criticized the 24-year old’s position in the Jose Peseiro tutored Super Eagles team.
In his response to the social media outrage from fans over his performances, the Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus goalkeeper posted a picture on his Snapchat story with a caption “do it if it’s easy.”
That message did not sit well with the fans who responded with even more criticism.
The goalkeeper has now begged for forgiveness via a statement on his X(formerly called Twitter) page saying it was an outburst of emotions and frustration.
Uzoho wrote; ” It has come to my attention that my recent Snapchat has not been my best behaviour towards you all as my loyal fans.
” I apologize for this as it was not my intention to conduct myself in such a manner towards the fans who have supported and motivated me throughout my career,” Uzoho posted on X.
The 32-cap Nigerian International went further to acknowledge that criticism is part of football, and it is needed for improvement as a professional footballer.
“Accepting criticism is part of my job and one that I often welcome from people who continue to support me. I accept your criticisms with the utmost respect and understanding that you all want me to do better,” Francis Uzoho added.
Meanwhile under-fire Francis Uzoho has received public backing through the difficult moment from Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro, teammates, Moses Simon , Adebayo Adeleye and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Despite the criticism, Uzoho retains the trust of Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro and is expected to man the posts for Nigeria during upcoming World Cup qualification games vs Lesotho and Zimbabwe, before the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Ivory Coast.