I grew up watching Dida – Okoye


Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye says Brazilian legendary goalkeeper Dida had a lot of impact on his career.

Okoye finally made his debut for Nigeria against Brazil last Sunday in Singapore, after he was an unused substitute in the team’s 2-2 draw with Ukraine back in September.


While reflecting on coming up against Brazil, The 20-year-old said it’s like dream to face most of the players he watches on television .


He added that former AC Milan keeper Dida was his boyhood hero.


Okoye said : “I grew up watching Dida, he is a legend in Brazil and AC Milan and I felt great.”


“I talked to Ederson and he is also one of my favourite goalkeepers. It’s crazy being on the same pitch with a goalkeeper you watch his videos on YouTube.” He said.


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