Nigeria Keeper Uzoho Facing Long Injury Lay-Off

Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is facing an extended lay-off after rupturing ligaments in his knee.

Uzoho, 20, suffered the injury after the hour mark during Sunday's 1-1 friendly draw with Brazil in Singapore and had to be carried off on a stretcher.

"Francis Uzoho has been diagnosed with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and external meniscus," said his Cypriot club Omonia Nicosia in a statement.

Despite being ruled out for an unspecified period, Uzoho, who is currently first choice for both club and country, believes he will 'come back stronger'.

"Thank you all for the kindness. Trust me you all will see a stronger and the best Uzoho Francis when I'm back in a very short time," he wrote on social media.