I grew up watching Dida – Okoye

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 13: Richarlison of Brazil challenges Maduka Okoye of Nigeria during the international friendly match between Brazil and Nigeria at the Singapore National Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Lionel Ng/Getty Images)

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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