‘I feel like a Naija boy’ – Maduka Okoye explains why he chose Nigeria over Germany

'I feel like a Naija boy' - Maduka Okoye explains why he chose Nigeria over Germany lailasnews


Super Eagles and Fortuna Dusseldolf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has explained why he chose Nigeria over Germany.

In an interview with the Super Eagles Media Team via YouTube, Okoye explained his decision to represent Nigeria.

The 20-year old, who was born and raised in the city of Dusseldorf, was a relatively unknown name until Gernot Rohr included him in the Super Eagles squad that played Ukraine in a friendly in September.

The shot-stopper was then given his chance when he came on for Francis Uzoho in the 1-1 friendly draw with Brazil a month later.

The young goalie says feeling “like a Naija Boy” was a motivating factor when he had to choose between representing either Germany or the Super Eagles of Nigeria in international football. He said;

“My opinion and my advice is to follow your heart, you have to feel it, where the love is. I felt the love in Nigeria and I feel like a Naija boy, that’s why I chose Nigeria over Germany”. “I felt great after I got my first call-up to the Super Eagles, it was a pleasure. It’s a big step for me in my football career. “With the first call-up I had a bit of problems but after that for the Ukraine game everything was set up and I prepared well.

“I couldn’t wait to get to the Super Eagles, everything went well. Thank God.”

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