Nigerian-German keeper reacts after 1st Super Eagles call-up
Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/08/2019
Nigerian-German goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has reacted after getting first Super Eagles call-up for next month international friendly match against Ukraine.The 19-year-old Fortuna Düsseldorf II stopper had in the past maintained that he will only consider playing for Nigeria at international level but was forced to miss the Olympic qualifiers last March against Libya after he was blocked by his German club due to club engagement. Okoye is delighted as he took his official Twitter to handle to celebrate in Super Eagles called up.
The three-time Africa Champions are struggling with a reliable number one keeper to replace former Wolves stopper Carl Ikeme who quit football due to leukaemia in June 2017 one year before 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Can‘t express my feelings and how happy I am to get my first call up for the Super Eagles.All praise to the most high.Thanks for all the messages! #naijaboy 💚 https://t.co/3edD5Jyq5u — Maduka Okoye (@OkoyeMaduka) August 14, 2019