The Tremendous Eagles goalkeeper has revealed the rationale why he selected to star for the three-time African champions despite the fact that he might have waited for a call-up from the previous European champions.
Fortuna Dusseldorf of Germany goaltender Maduka Okoye confessed that he felt extra Nigerian than German, and he has been happy with his choice to play for Nigeria.
The 20-year-old was born in Düsseldorf, Germany to a Nigerian father and a German mom, however final yr he pledged his worldwide future to Nigeria.
Tremendous Eagles coach Gernot Rohr invited the teen to the Nigerian nationwide workforce setup and handed Okoye his debut in a excessive profile pleasant sport in opposition to five-time world champions, Brazil final October. Nigeria secured a powerful 1-1 draw in opposition to the Selecao in that encounter.
Okoye stays happy with his Tremendous Eagles profession to date, however the younger shot-stopper wouldn’t need anybody to be pressured to play for Nigeria.
“My opinion and my recommendation is to observe your coronary heart, you must really feel it, the place the love is. I felt the love in Nigeria, and I really feel like a Naija boy, that’s why I selected Nigeria over Germany,” Okoye defined the rationale behind his choice to the Tremendous Eagles Media Workforce.
“I felt nice after I acquired my first call-up to the Tremendous Eagles, it was a pleasure. It’s an enormous step for me in my soccer profession.
“With the primary call-up I had a little bit of drawback, however after that, for the Ukraine sport all the things was arrange, and I ready nicely.
“I couldn’t wait to get to the Tremendous Eagles, all the things went nicely. Thank God,” Okoye added.
Okoye has since earned additional call-ups for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in opposition to Benin and Lesotho.