Nigeria’s Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, will miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone in June due to a yellow card he received in the game against Guinea Bissau.

This was his second caution for time-wasting in the series, the first coming in the match against Sierra Leone last June. The regulations of the Africa Cup of Nations state that a player who receives two cautions will be suspended from the following match.

Super Eagles’ coach, Peseiro, expressed confidence in his players and assured fans that he will take responsibility for his starting eleven.

“Aina could not play against Guinea-Bissau and we fielded Bright Osayi-Samuel. I have confidence in my players,” Peseiro told reporters at the post-match press conference.

“The goalkeeper I’m going to start in my next match, I have confidence. I defend my players every time.

“The fans don’t like some players or criticize them. It’s normal in football. When I start eleven players it’s my responsibility not the responsibility of the fans.”

Calvin Bassey, Kenneth Omeruo, and Oghenekaro Etebo are also on the danger list with one yellow card each.

Bassey and Etebo received their cautions in the opening match against Sierra Leone, while Omeruo was cautioned in the match against Guinea Bissau.