We can’t drop Maduka Okoye because of one mistake — Amuneke

We can’t drop Maduka Okoye because of one mistake — Amuneke

Emmanuel Amuneke is delighted with Maduka Okoye’s response after his poor performance at the last African Cup of Nations.

Okoye came under heavy criticisms from the fans and the media after his mistake cost the Super Eagles against Tunisia in a round of 16 tie .


Recalled the 22 year old goalkeeper allowed a straight and weak effort to go past him in the defeat to Tunisia and after the game, many called on the National team handlers to drop strip him off his number position in the team .

However, with the crucial World Cup qualifier play off approaching, Okoye is one of Nigeria’s best players going into the the game.

He has kept three clean sheets for his Club Sparta Rotherham and made total of 14 saves, including a penalty in the last three games .

And speaking with brila.net, Amuneke said, he’s happy with Okoye’s form at the moment, after the unfortunate incident in Cameroon.

The former Tanzania boss stressed further, the technical crew won’t drop him because of one mistake.

“I’m not a goalkeeper trainer but we have someone in that department, which is Alloy Agu.

“Regardless, Maduka Okoye is a good goalkeeper and human being, so we can’t because of one mistake dump.”

“He’s playing for his team and that’s the most important thing.” He told brila.net.

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