In the absence of suspended Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro is fazed with the task of deciding who mounts the goalpost in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone on Sunday.

Uzoho received a yellow card in the dying minutes of Nigeria’s recent encounter with Guinea Bissau, ruling him out of the upcoming fixture and this has sparked a debate about who should fill the void between the three goalkeepers who have been selected by Peseiro for the crucial position.

First on the list is Adebayo Adeleye, who plays for Hapoel Jerusalem in Israel. Adeleye has showcased great reflexes, shot-stopping abilities, and excellent command of his area.

With experience playing in a competitive league, he has the potential to provide stability and confidence to the defense.

The former junior international joined Hapoel Jerusalem in 2019 and has just signed a three-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2026.

Another strong contender is Victor Sochima from Rivers United. Sochima has been in exceptional form for his club, displaying consistent performances and demonstrating his shot-stopping prowess.

His agility and distribution skills make him a well-rounded candidate to fill the goalkeeping role for the Super Eagles.

Last but definitely not the list, NPFL champion, Enyimba FC’s Olorunleke Ojo brings his wealth of experience to the table. The goalkeeper has previously represented Nigeria at the U20 level and has been a consistent performer for his club.

Ojo, known for his strong presence in goal and ability to make crucial saves, could be a reliable choice to guard the Super Eagles’ goal.

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