Okoye Appreciates Attention From Rohr, Scouts


Fortuna Düsseldorf of Germany goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye has disclosed that he appreciates recent reports that he is still under the spotlight of Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr, and that scouts of the Nigerian team are monitoring him.

Okoye, who footballlive.ng gathered is rising fast through the ranks at Leon Aderemi Balogun’s former club, said he would be willing to don Nigeria’s green-and-white jersey should the opportunity come his way.

The 19-year-old shot-stopper said it would be an honour for him to play for Nigeria, though he was born in Germany and has spent all the years of his life in his mother’s country.

Born to a Nigerian father and German mother, Okoye is eager to switch allegiance and says he is ready to honour a call-up for the last Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles on March 22 in Uyo.
Although he currently plays in Germany’s Regionaliga West division with Düsseldorf’s second team, Okoye believes he is good enough for national team action, as he has confidence and can handle any pressure.

Okoye said: “It’s been a good season so far. I feel so confident right now and I‘m getting better by the day.

“I played five games with the second team, with two clean sheets, and practice with the first team helps me build more confidence.

“Every player dreams of playing for their national team and if I get invited it will be a huge step in my career and a proud moment for me.
“I hope that I get the chance cause I know I will take it and could help the Super Eagles in my own little way.”


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