Nigerian-German keeper reacts after U-23 call-up

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/05/2019

Nigerian-German goalkeeper Maduka Okoye finally get U-23 called up for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers against Sudan next month.

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 Eagles 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 handle to announce his invitation by The Nigerian Dream Team Head Coach, Imama Amapakab stating.

"I'm coming to Home Nigeria! After 13 years.

"Can’t describe my feelings. Looking forward to the Qualifying matches with the U23 against Sudan. #Olympia2020. Maduka posted.

Born to a Nigerian father and a German mother, the Super Eagles hopeful has featured 15 times for Fortuna Dusseldorf 11, as the club sits 13th on the log with 40 points from 32 games.

The Dream Team VII will take on Sudan in Khartoum on June 5 before hosting the return leg four days later at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.