Main Reason Why Maduka Okoye Was Called Up In Super Eagles

Maduka Okoye rejoins Super Eagles squad.

Udinese Calcio shot-stopper Maduka Okoye has been called up to the Super Eagles squad for the Saudi Arabia and Mozambique international friendlies reports.

Maduka Okoye is making a return to the Super Eagles after enduring a lengthy absence from the national team. The Germany-born goalkeeper, was called up to the national team just ahead of Saudi Arabia friendly.

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Reasons for the inclusion of the former Sparta Rotterdam’s goalkeeper wasn’t made public by the officials of the Super Eagles. But it couldn’t be far from the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas; which may have prevented Hapoel Jerusalem Goalkeeper, Adebayo Adeleye, from honouring invitation.

According to reports by Aljazeera, at least 2,000 persons have been killed as a result of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Maduka Okoye rejoins Super Eagles after lengthy time away from national team

Maduka Okoye rejoins Super Eagles squad.
Maduka Okoye

Okoye will now have to compete for a starting role with Omonia Nicosia goalie Francis Uzoho.

Already in camp as announced by the media officer of the Super Eagles were twenty players. And according to a credible source, the players will have their first training later this evening.

The full list of players expected in camp for international friendlies are:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Olorunleke Ojo, Maduka Okoye

Defenders: Tyronne Ebuehi, Chidozie Awaziem, Bruno Onyemaechi, Kenneth Omeruo, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, Jordan Torunarigha,

Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele Aribo, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Raphael Onyedika, Wilfred Ndidi

Forwards: Terem Moffi, Victor Boniface, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheanacho, Umar Sadiq.

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Nigeria will engage Saudi Arabia on Friday 13 October, 2023 and entertain Mozambique on Monday.

The three-time African champions will hope to get good results from the fixture, as they hope to climb further up the FIFA ranking when it drops for October.

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