By Adeboye Amosu
Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho made history as the second youngest goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a FIFA World Cup game after helping the Super Eagles beat 2-0 at the Volgograd Arena on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Uzoho made a number of vital saves in the game as the Super Eagles bounced back from the 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their first game in the competition.
It was the first time he will be keeping a clean sheet after conceding in his previous four outings for Nigeria.
“19y 237d – Francis Uzoho is the second youngest goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in World Cup history, older only than Li Chan-Myong (19y 198d) who famously shut-out Italy in 1966. Trusted,” reads a tweet on Twitter handle of Opta Sports’ football coverage (Opta Joe).
The former junior international also holds the record as the youngest ever foreign goalkeeper to debut in the Spanish La Liga after starting in Deportivo La Coruna’s 0-0 draw against SD Eibar in a league game at the age of 18 years and 352 days, on October 15, 2017.
He has been capped eight times on the international scene by Nigeria.