Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr plans to cap another talented teenager in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Maduka Okoye ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Born in Düsseldorf to a Nigerian father, Okoye can play for the Super Eagles if the grandfather rule is invoked by the Nigerian Federation since he is not cap-tied to his country of birth.
”We work very much on this position. We took a second goalkeeper coach to work with the local coach for the goalkeepers,” Rohr told ESPN
“Now we have also had Francis who did well against Argentina, but still we have to work. We have still Alampasu, and I saw another one with Fortuna Dusseldorf, Okoye.
Having handed a debut to 19-year-old Deportivo de La Coruña goalkeeper Francis Uzoho in an international friendly versus Argentina this month.
“We will look at him also.”
This season, Okoye has posted four shutouts in 13 appearances for Fortuna Dusseldorf’s youth and reserve teams, while conceding twenty goals.
He joined Fortuna Dusseldorf in the summer of 2017 from Bayer Leverkusen.
Meanwhile, Chippa United goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, is now fit for action according to the club’s doctors after the neck injury he picked up in last Saturday’s ABSA Premiership clash against Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Nigeria net-minder was stretchered off in the 68th minute of the clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium following the injury and was replaced by Brighton Khlong having received treatment for about five minutes.