Nigeria is currently facing potential goalkeeper crisis ahead of their 2023 Afcon clash with Sierra Leone.
The Super Eagles two in- formed goalkeepers Okoye, Uzoho are reportedly keen on a Super Eagles break.
Sierraloaded sport desk has learnt that Fan abuse towards the two is blamed for their decision to reportedly withdraw from the squad ahead of the 2023 Afcon qualifiers.
Nigeria is staring at a goalkeeper crisis ahead of next month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations following reports that first-choice custodians Maduka Okoye and Francis Uzoho have taken a break from international football.
Okoye, who is set to join relegated Premier League side Watford, has enjoyed a good season with Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam with his saves, helping them avoid relegation and there were hopes that the good form will see him return to the Super Eagles fold.
The 22-year-old received abuse from Super Eagles fans after his blunder led to Nigeria getting knocked out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-0 loss to Tunisia in the last 16 in January and he has not represented the Super Eagles since.
According to sources, this could be one of the reasons he has opted to take a break.