Uzoho in trouble over false health card

February 11th, 2019

Francis Ajuonuma with agency reports

The Cyprus Sports Association (KOA) has revoked the health card of Nigerian international Francis Uzoho over alleged irregularities in the issuance.

KOA in an announcement on Saturday said: ‘The Board of Directors of the Cyprus Sports Organisation, exercising its powers through the law, decided Saturday 9.02.19, at its extraordinary session, by a majority vote, the annulment of the medical card of the footballer from Anorthosis Famagusta, Francis Odinaka Uzoho, on the recommendation of the medical council (ASYA)of the organisation.’

The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) will adjudicate on the matter on Monday.

If the CFA judge rules in favour of Apollon the Famagusta team will be docked 6 points for using an ineligible player and will also lose the three points for winning the game.

The Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, who moved to the Cypriot giants on loan from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna on deadline day of the January transfer window, was forced out of Anorthosis Famagusta’s squad against Nea Salamis on Saturday.

Apollon Limassol had filed the protest after they lost to Anorthosis Famagusta in Uzoho debut on February 2, 2019.

Apollon had questioned the “validity of the health card”, questioning how Famagusta were able to acquire the document in time.

Apollon claimed in their statement that Uzoho arrived in Cyprus at 1605 on Friday 1 February and that the KOA department had already shut at 14.30 that same day.

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