Francis Uzoho: Omonia Nicosia Keeper Delivers Heartwarming Interview After Man United Heroics

Francis Uzoho: Omonia Nicosia Keeper Delivers Heartwarming Interview After Man United Heroics

Edwin Kiplagat
October 14, 2022 at 6:09 AM
  • Omonia Nicosia keeper Francis Uzoho has said it was a dream come true after an unforgettable performance against Manchester United in the Europa League
  • Uzoho thwarted everything the Red Devils threw at him, making an excellent 12 saves in the game
  • The Nigerian keeper delivered a heartwarming post-match interview, revealing he is a Man United fan

Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper Francis Uzoho produced his best goalkeeping performance during his team's match with Manchester United in the Europa League.

The Nigerian international made 12 saves at Old Trafford, denying United repeatedly, but the hosts finally scored through Scott McTominay's last-gasp goal.

Francis Uzoho, Nigeria, Omonia Nicosia, Manchester United, Europa League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Antony, Casemiro
Francis Uzoho made 12 saves against Manchester United. Photo by Matthew Ashton.
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As the match continued in the first half, Uzoho looked like a man on a mission, stopping everything thrown his way. Many fans believed it would be 'one of those nights'.

He thwarted Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Antony, but was finally beaten by United's last-minute attempt. However, it was a performance worthy of praise.

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According to Sky Sports, Omonia boss Neil Lennon showered his team with praise, singling out Uzoho for his phenomenal performance. Nevertheless, he wished his side had kept the ball better and secured a historic result at Old Trafford.

Uzoho's wholesome interview

Uzoho was beaming with a broad smile after the match. He was delighted with his performance.

"I'm not disappointed because we had a good game. I would prefer to get at least a point, but I'm happy. It is not an easy stadium to play in with these big players, so I'm happy in general," he said according to BT Sport.

Uzoho revealed that he is a Man United fan and that playing at Old Trafford was the best thing to happen in his career.

"It is a dream come true for me. I have dreamed of playing here for a long time, and when I saw the draw and knew that we would be playing at Old Trafford, I wanted to play, and I prayed to God to get an opportunity to play. So I got it, and I'm happy I played here."

Uzoho heaped praise on his teammates, who produced a defiant defensive performance. United are second in the group, three points behind leaders Real Sociedad.

Uzoho receives praise from fans

Sports Brief earlier reported on Francis Uzoho turning into prime Gianluigi Buffon against Manchester United in the Europa League, drawing praise from fans worldwide.

The Nigerian keeper made a stunning 12 saves, keeping out United's best players for most of the match and nearly recording a clean sheet. He faced 34 shots at goal.

Omonia remains bottom of their group however, after losing all four of their matches in the competition.

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