Super Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has joined Dutch Eredivisie side, Sparta Rotterdam on a two-year deal with an option to extend for another two years subject to a medical examination. In a post on their official website, Sparta confirmed their deal with the Nigerian who holds one cap for the Super Eagles after replacing Francis Uzoho in an international friendly against Brazil. Okoye who has found himself behind Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho and Ikechukwu Ezenwa in the Super Eagles pecking order and is still eligible to feature for the German national team has expressed delight at the deal which he believes will make it easier for him to claim the Eagles number one spot.
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Crazy, big, important moment for myself. It’s important for me to play here, it’s easier for me to get the number one spot for Nigeria, so I’ll put everything into it and give everything
The 20-year-old who manned the post for German outfits, Fortuna Düsseldorf, last season noted that he had numerous offers but was impressed with the interest of the Dutch side, a club which has assured him of a prominent place in their project.
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I think that this is the right spot for me, for my future, for preparing the next step, a bigger step and I just can’t wait to get started with the guys. I got in contact with Sparta two months ago. They told me their plans for me and everything sounds great and that’s why I chose here because I feel it’s the right place for me and I feel home already
Prior his move to Dusseldorf in 2017, Okoye was part of the youth ranks in Bayern Leverkusen and is now set to command a place between the sticks for the De Kasteelheren.
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