After the Super Eagles took the lead in Asaba with Odion Ighalo’s strike from the penalty spot, the Pirates equalised following the young goalie’s error.
Uzoho rushed out of his area to punch a free-kick but failed to make contact with the ball and Rody Melanie slotted in his effort into an empty net.
Second-half goals from Galatasaray winger Henry Onyekuru and substitute Moses Simon helped Gernot Rohr’s men claim the maximum point and end their qualifiers campaign on a high.
And the Anorthosis goalkeeper who returned to the Super Eagles side after missing their last outings to South Africa and Uganda has taken to the social media to reflect on the blunder while promising to make amend subsequently.
“Mixed feelings yesterday for me,” Uzoho tweeted.
“Happy to be back on this colours but not happy that I nearly cost my team the game. On to the next one to make things right.”
Mixed feelings yesterday for me— Uzoho Francis (@Uzohof) March 23, 2019
Happy to be back on this colors but not happy that i nearly cost my team the game 🤦🏾♂️ 🙏🏽
On to the next one to make things right 🦅
IN CHRIST ALONE pic.twitter.com/ocMfg9WGV5
Super Eagles will fae Egypt in a friendly game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday as part of their preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations.