Gernot Rohr has noted that Francis Uzoho has a little advantage over his two other rivals for the goalkeeping position but admitted that he is yet to make up his mind on who will be in goal for the Super Eagles in Saturday’s Group D fixture against Croatia.
The young goalkeeper has started the Super Eagles’ last five games and is seen by several fans as the successor to Carl Ikeme who will not be in Russia because of health concerns.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa was in goal in four of Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying games, while Daniel Akpeyi was used only once.
But the Super Eagles head coach insisted the position is still up for grabs with the duo of Ezenwa and Akpeyi still hoping to displace the youngster.
“We have three good goalkeepers and the competition is open, although, at the moment, Francis Uzoho has a little advantage,” Rohr told Argentine online news outlet Ole.com.ar.
“There’s a lot of pressure on him, but we’ll see him in the next few days of training.”
Nigeria plays her opening game against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium.