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Ex-international Rufai reveals what Rohr must do to ‘develop’ Eagles goalkeepers

Nigeria ex-international Peter Rufai has urged Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to work more on improving the goalkeepers in the team.

Rufai, who was in goal for Nigeria in two World Cup editions -1994 & 1998,  believes Francis Uzoho and his goalkeeper colleagues have ”a long way to go” in meeting up to world class standard.

The former Deportivo La Coruna shot stopper nonetheless advised the Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho to identify and work on area of his weaknesses.

“We have got a good goalkeeper in Francis Uzoho, who played at the World Cup and we were quite impressed with his performance, though not the perfect output,” Rufai told Football Live.

“This is a young lad with a long way ahead of him. What is to be done now is to work on his lapses and build him.

Rufai went on to urge Rohr to ensure Uzoho’s deputies – Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi – are also worked on, saying:

“Not only him. His assistants, Akpeyi and Ezenwa should also be developed.

“In no time, Nigeria would be having three solid goalies that would give the coach tough time selecting who would man the post.”

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