German-born keeper wants to play for Super Eagles
German-born keeper wants to play for Super Eagles
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German-born keeper wants to play for Super Eagles

German-born goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has declared that he wants his national duty to be with the Super Eagles. 

The 19-year-old is reportedly featuring in the starting lineup for German second division side Fortuna Dusseldorf II. 

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has been seen in recent times experimenting with several goalkeepers since he took over the reins of the national team. 

In previous news, it was reported that Carl Ikeme had battled with cancer while Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa took turns in the post before budding goalkeeper Francis Uzoho emerged to showstopper before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 

However, despite showcasing a great display in the net, the Super Eagles fans have reportedly not been convinced of Uzoho's abilities and have suggested that he needs healthy competition in order to grow in the goalkeeping department. 

According to Pulse Nigeria reports, Okoye has allegedly been in contact with Victor Agali who is the national team scout which has backed up his eagerness to play for the Super Eagles.

In a report by veteran journalist Oma Akatugba, he stated that Okoye is willing to put the necessary work behind the scenes in order to earn the call-up to the national team.

Akatugba reportedly took to his social media accounts to reveal that Okoye is willing to pledge his allegiance to his Nigerian roots despite being born in Germany.

Akatugba said: "Meeting soon-to-be Nigeria’s Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper. 19- year old Maduka Okoye."

In his message on social media Akatugba further quoted Okoye to suggest that he is willing to play for Nigeria even if is offered money by Germany.

He said, “No amount of money will make me play for Germany. It is Nigeria or nothing.”

Okoye’s testament comes after German-born defender Hannover Kevin Akpoguma said that he is not yet ready to ply his trade for the Super Eagles.

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