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 💚”
— Maduka Okoye (@OkoyeMaduka) August 14, 2019
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 (@OkoyeMaduka) September 8, 2019
Maduka Okoye is expected to rival Francis Uzoho for the number one shirt, with Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa nearing retirement.