Maduka Okoye became a subject of debate among many Nigerians, particularly the women who responded to his looks, only a few hours after he started to keep for the Nigerian Super Eagles in the present African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Maduka Emilio Okoye is a 22-year-old Nigerian professional footballer of German origin who plays goalie for Premier League club Watford and the Nigeria national team.
Maduka Okoye made his professional debut in the Regionalliga West for Fortuna Düsseldorf II in a game against Wuppertaler SV in the 43rd minute, replacing the injured Max Schijns, and he became the club's regular goalkeeper in 2018/2019.
As a result, the excellent German-born Nigerian was recruited on a free transfer by Eredivise side Sparta Rotterdam. Maduka Okoye was finally revealed to have agreed to join Premier League team Watford on a five-and-a-half-year agreement on July 1, 2022, in July 2020, and 2021.
With his great goalkeeping record and clean sheets in German clubs where he started his football career years ago, his career has continued to receive notice.
In the just-finished encounter between the Nigerian Super Eagles and the Sudanese squad at the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, the 22-year-old 1.97m tall goalie has been the talking point due to his stature and goal-keeping talents.
However, Maduka Okoye's inclusion in the Nigerian National Squad is the product of Gernot Rohr's efforts to include him as the Nigerian Super Eagles' goalkeeper in order to overcome the goalkeeping crisis that has rocked his team since Carl Ikeme left due to sickness.
However, attempts to sign Maduka Okoye were futile until 2021 when he was named to the AFCON squad by Caretaker Coach Eguavoen as part of Nigeria's 28-man squad.
His AFCON debut in 2022 has elicited unparalleled emotions and adulation from females around the nation.
What can you say about the Super Eagles' future now that Maduka Okoya has been added to the squad and they have won two AFCON tournaments?
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