Genort Rohr has turned attention to Swiss-born shot-stopper Sebastine Osigwe as he searches for a top class keeper for the Super Eagles.
Rohr was forced to make Uzoho his goalkeeper for the 2018 World cup after first choice Karl Ikeme was diagnosed with Leukemia in July 2017.
The 32 year old Wolves goalkeeper eventually made his bow from football last month. Rohr, who offered the retired shot-stopper a role in his coaching staff, have reportedly discovered SC Kriens star Osigwe as the man suitable to create competition with Uzoho for the role.
Osigwe despite playing in a minor league on the European continent seems to have caught the eye of the Super Eagle’s coach. Reports have it that Rohr considered inviting him for action in friendly games prior to the World cup.
Rohr, who has succeeded in drafting foreign based players such as Tyronne Ebuehi, Bryan Idowu and Ola Aina to the Nigerian team have promised to provide more opportunity for Nigeria-born players abroad.
It is believed that the manager lacks faith in Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi though the duo made it to the last edition of the World cup. Ikechukwu Ezenwa was presume to take over Karl Ikeme after an impressive outing in the qualifying game against Cameroun. Ezenwa lost his spot after Elche loanee Uzoho replaced him in the 4-2 victory over Argentine in the friendly game.
Rohr confirmed to the media on Friday that he was monitoring the Switzerland junior international.
“Uzoho is our number one keeper and we have Ezenwa and Akpeyi but we are monitoring more keepers,” he said. “We are monitoring the keeper in Switzerland (Osigwe) and some other young keepers.”
He added, “Uzoho is a good young keeper and people have said a lot of positive things about him. “I’m happy that he has left Deportivo La Coruna for Elche.”