Maduka Okoye Explains Why He Chose Nigeria Over Germany


Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has hinted that he could join a topflight Dutch team on loan next summer, in a bid to gain first team experience.

The Fortuna Dusseldolf keeper is yet to make his debut for the senior team despite posting several outstanding performances for the club’s third-tier side.

He also revealed that talks with his club over a new deal were ongoing, but were stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I have been more and more with the first team in the last few months but the coronavirus has slowed down things, it’s my hometown club, so I want to stay with them,” Okoye said during an Instagram live chat with the Super Eagles media team.

“We will see what the future brings. We already sat down with the club to renew my contract. You can imagine, after my debut for Nigeria, everything changed.

“Fortuna is my number one spot, but I want to play, it’s not the best playing in the second team or on the bench, I have to get experience in first teams and play at the premier level.

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“I sat down with Fortuna and maybe I will go to the Dutch league on loan to play so I can get topflight league experience in the Netherlands.”

Okoye has made one substitute appearance for the Eagles since joining the national team in 2019.


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