Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, has communicated his delight at venturing into the shoes of previous Nigeria first-decision goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama.
The 19-year-old has been a reliable figure in Gernot Rohr’s side, since he made his introduction against Argentina in November 2017.
Uzoho is define to begin in objective, when the Eagles start their 2018 World Cup crusade this Saturday against Croatia.
“It’s been similar to a fantasy and in some cases I simply keep on thanking God for everything and the mentors for the opportunity,” Uzoho revealed to BBC Sport.
“My greatest saint for Nigeria remains Vincent and I generally appreciate him.
“To think I was watching him at the last World Cup in Brazil, making that incredible save against Bosnia, to now getting a chance to follow in his footsteps is unbelievable.
“I have faced some tough players in La Liga and some friendly games, I believe I still have a lot to do in my career.
“We have a good squad and I am mentally prepared and ready.”