Super Eagles new kid Maduka Okoye welcomes pressure


Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye could not hide his joy when he hooked up with the Nigeria national team players in Kyiv ahead of Tuesday’s International friendly against Ukraine.

The 19 year-old Fortuna Dusseldorf shot stopper earned his first call up to the senior Team after coach Gernot Rohr released his 18-man list for the September 10 showdown with Ukraine.


Immediately the list was released, the Goalkeeper on social media posted:

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 💚”


Okoye Maduka who was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father yesterday also took to Twitter to say “First session with the @NGSuperEagles ✅🦅 Thank God 🙏🏽”



Maduka Okoye is expected to rival Francis Uzoho for the number one shirt, with Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa nearing retirement.


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