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Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by tbaba1234: 3:45pm On Jun 19, 2018
I think, it is time to correct the falsehood that are been peddled about goalkeeper. Bloggers have run with falsehood without any sense of justice

Correct facts about Uzoho

1. He won medals at handball tournaments while at Boys Model Secondary School in Owerri.

2. As at 2011, he was still in secondary school.

3. He was discovered by Aspire while still in Secondary school after shining in a tournament sponsored by Coca cola.

4. Two-time winner of the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Mediterranean International Cup in Spain with Aspire’s Team 1998 and 1997 respectively.

5. He only made the 2013 under 17 team at such a young age because three other goalkeepers failed the mandatory MRI scan used to ascertain players’ ages.

6. Uzoho passed the MRI test which has 99% accuracy rate. With the MRI test, Uzoho's age can NOT be more than 22 MAXIMUM.


Uzoho in 2013






Uzoho in 2014



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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by Luminee(f): 3:47pm On Jun 19, 2018
Cool, now we know for sure

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by directorXixXICK(m): 3:47pm On Jun 19, 2018
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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by OKUCHI11(m): 3:47pm On Jun 19, 2018
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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by KevMitnick: 3:48pm On Jun 19, 2018
Dude looks pretty young.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by Luminee(f): 3:48pm On Jun 19, 2018
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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by madridguy(m): 3:51pm On Jun 19, 2018
This is serious. How come the guy aged so fast.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by Luminee(f): 3:54pm On Jun 19, 2018
madridguy:
This is serious. How come the guy aged so fast.

You read my mind

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by pyyxxaro: 3:55pm On Jun 19, 2018
This guy nose naa adult nose oh


He's at least 25yrs


Make them look e scrotum sac , by the size de wud know embarassed

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by BluntBoy(m): 3:58pm On Jun 19, 2018
I heard the guy was very tiny as at 2010-11 but when Ugbade saw him in 2013, he had grown very tall. He passed the MRI test and so must be close to the age he is claiming.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by EagleScribes: 4:08pm On Jun 19, 2018
madridguy:
This is serious. How come the guy aged so fast.


Training, hormones, diet............ Quite a number of factors

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by Mrnakeina(m): 4:10pm On Jun 19, 2018
We know what we know Jare OP

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by TheSuperNerd(m): 4:18pm On Jun 19, 2018
Madam Dominique please, abeg, ejoor... Biko come and move this thread to FP so as to inform Nigerians about our young goalie, Francis Odinaka Uzoho. He was a member of the 2013 Class of Nigeria's U-17 Golden Eaglets.
The extent to which most bloggers and some heartless Nigerians have gone to rubbish this Kid's profile is not funny.

I don't know why Most Nigerians are like this.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by bedspread: 4:21pm On Jun 19, 2018
Great Stuff!!
Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by TheSuperNerd(m): 4:28pm On Jun 19, 2018
Ever heard of Acromegaly? This could be down to the lad being somewhat Acromegalic also because right from his early teens, he has been a big kid. His Growth hormone and other growth factors must have worked in some form of overdrive.

We have kids looking like this and yet are so young. Even some are as tall as 6ft 5inches before they are 18.

Look at this kid below from Brazil who recently joined what I assume to be your team (judging by your moniker), Real madrid. His name is Vinicius Jr and he is just 17. Would be 18 next month.


madridguy:
This is serious. How come the guy aged so fast.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by madridguy(m): 4:31pm On Jun 19, 2018
Thanks for the enlightenment.

TheSuperNerd:
Ever heard of Acromegaly? This could be down to the lad being somewhat Acromegalic because right from his early teens, he has been a big kid. His Growth hormone and other growth factors must have worked in some form of overdrive.

We have kids looking like this and yet are so young. Even some are at tall as 6ft 5inches before they are 18.

Look at this kid below from Brazil... His name is Vinicius Jr and he is just 18.


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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by TheSuperNerd(m): 4:36pm On Jun 19, 2018
You are welcome. I must also add that there are certain conditions that can also make a youngster look older than he looks although this may not necessarily apply to Uzoho's. But this is just to address other people out there who may be facing the stigma of lying about their age.

These conditions are Lipodystrophy and then Progeria. A few more may exist.



madridguy:
Thanks for the enlightenment.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by docjuli(m): 4:37pm On Jun 19, 2018
Thanks.
Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by Ndonu101: 4:40pm On Jun 19, 2018
The way people are treating this guy offends me a lot

If you were not there the day his mother gave birth to him you really have no empirical evidence to question his age!

You may be 30yr old and still getting fed by your mother but please don’t put other people down who have gone out there in the world to fight for their survival at a very young age!

Most importantly this is the senior World Cup! Whether Uzoho is 19 or 90 gives Nigeria no unique advantage whatsoever. So let this silly debate just stop!

Look at Tyson Fury, he looks 45 but he is 29

Look at Reuben Loftus-Cheek, he looks 32 but he is 23

So a man’s age is not what you think it is. It is what his mother told him it is.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by TheSuperNerd(m): 4:55pm On Jun 19, 2018
More close pics of Uzoho in action for Nigeria (below).


This lad is a kid who is only still finding his feet professionally and folks wanna rubbish his youth and his profile. It is absolutely wicked.

The MRI age determination test for Teens is 99% accurate and has six grades by which a youngster is strongly indicated to fall within the "below 18yrs" bracket. The MRI tests and checks the fusion or non-fusion of the epiphyses of the distal radius of the left wrist. When it is completely fused, it means the lad is above 17-18 or possibly at exactly 18 (in very few cases).

This is why a lad at maybe grade IV (4) or grade V (5) can pass the MRI test today but fail same test more than six months down the line. This is due to the exponential manner in which teens mature in this rapid teen growth phase between 14-19.

I am explaining this because Uzoho passing the MRI proven to be 99% accurate in terms of strong indication for age range determination means he falls within the genuinely young bracket of youthful talents. I understand that in the past, things used to be bad and age cheating was so rampant but since 2011, The FIFA U-17 tournaments have been churning out a large number of true teen youngsters and that class of 2013 marked a new dawn in Nigerian football. A dawn that carried on into the class of 2015 which has produced that kid that scored that worldie against Oblak in the atletico friendly, Kelechi Nwakali, among others like Chukwueze and Ipalibo at Villarreal and a host of others.

I want Nigerians to be open to the light that has recently shone in our darkness of age cheating from the past. From the 2013 class, things became very very different thanks to the F-MRI approach which became absolutely mandatory from the 2011 edition of the FIFA U-17 World cup.



Classification criteria for ossification/fusion of the distal radius on magnetic resonance images

Grade I: Completely unfused

Grade II: Early fusion: minimal hyperintensity within the physis

Grade III: Trabecular fusion of <50% of the radial cross‐sectional area

Grade IV: Trabecular fusion of >50% of the radial cross‐sectional area

Grade V: Residual physis, <5 mm on any one section

Grade VI: Completely fused

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by Elxandre(m): 5:08pm On Jun 19, 2018
Nigerians will never believe you are young and successful.
They've done it with obviously young faced people like Wizkid and Kiss Daniel, so the goalkeeper shouldn't be surprised.

Once Nigerians start to debate your age, and refute it's validity with such vigor, just be happy that you're doing something very right with your life. wink

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by lilbest4(m): 5:12pm On Jun 19, 2018
Frankly, this guy looks better without smiling

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by EmekusTHEgreat(m): 6:02pm On Jun 19, 2018
So lets just assume that he looks alot older than he actually is, or he found a way to beat the system.
Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by TheSuperNerd(m): 6:06pm On Jun 19, 2018
EmekusTHEgreat:
So lets just assume that he looks alot older than he actually is, or he found a way to beat the system.

Yeah... ONLY HIM found a way. Because he is Hawking, Einstein and Houdini rolled into one.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by Alhajiemeritus: 6:52pm On Jun 19, 2018
pyyxxaro:
This guy nose naa adult nose oh


He's at least 25yrs


Make them look e scrotum sac , by the size de wud know embarassed
He should be 27-28
Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by tbaba1234: 6:55pm On Jun 19, 2018
Alhajiemeritus:
He should be 27-28

Oga, he is not above 22. Facts

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by ednut1(m): 7:11pm On Jun 19, 2018
tbaba1234:


Oga, he is not above 22. Facts
are u being sarcastic Ur even exposing him the more. He could be sued for age falsification with all these facts. He was in Ss2 when aspire took him to qatar in 2013. D average age of an SS2 student in his area would be 16-17 . stop quoting me abeg

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by tbaba1234: 7:15pm On Jun 19, 2018
ednut1:
are u being sarcastic Ur even exposing him the more. He could be sued for age falsification with all these facts. He was in Ss2 when aspire took him to qatar in 2013. D average age of an SS2 student in his area would be 16-17 .

He was 15 in 2013. All of my siblings were 15 or younger in SS2. My immediate younger sister was 14 in SS2. I was 16 in SS2 and i was older than many in my class.

There is no evidence of age cheating.

I am simply placing a ceiling on his age. He is certainly a young lad.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by Misterdhee1(m): 7:22pm On Jun 19, 2018
Dude isn't anything less than 25. No be today people dey bypass MRI Test abeg.



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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by tbaba1234: 7:23pm On Jun 19, 2018
Misterdhee1:
Dude isn't anything less than 25. No be today people dey bypass MRI Test abeg.

Are you his father?

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by Misterdhee1(m): 7:25pm On Jun 19, 2018
tbaba1234:

Are you his father?
Are you also his father to prove otherwise?

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Re: Facts About Nigeria's Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho With Pictures. by tbaba1234: 7:27pm On Jun 19, 2018
Misterdhee1:

Are you also his father to prove otherwise?

I have shown evidence both scientific and otherwise.

You just made a blank statement.. How is he 25?

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