Maduka Okoye was in superb form for Sparta Rotherham as they beat PEC Zwolle 2-0 to boost their chances of staying up in the Dutch top-flight league on Wednesday.
The Super Eagles goalkeeper stood form and made three key saves to give Sparta Rotherham the advantage in the most crucial match in the fight against relegation.
With 33 of 36 games played, Sparta Rotterdam had only two points more than PEC before the game and a win will take them out of the bottom three, whole Zwolle had to get results to avoid relegation.
Sparta got off to a great start and Adil Auassar gave them the lead in the third minute.
Van Crooij then connected with a cross from Younes Namli to make it 2-0 for Sparta Rotherham, after 24 minutes.
Okoye kept the scoreline the same as he made three good saves to deny PEC Zwolle from getting back into the game and relegated them in the process.
After the game, Okoye and his teammates celebrate the result with the fans who are delighted to see the team winning the battle against relegation.
Sparta Rotherham will travel to Heracles Almelo next and they must avoid defeat in their last two games to stay up.
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