Rohr Reacts To Okoye Super Eagles First Choice Claim

Head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Maduka Okoye is not yet the first choice of the Super Eagles as he still has a lot of work to do.

The young shot-stopper has been in superb form for his Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam keeping four clean sheets so far.

Okoye kept goal for Nigeria in their four games this year keeping out the likes of Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

However, Rohr says the 21-year-old goalie has not yet made the position is own.

“All the goalkeepers in the team have been first choice for some time and now it’s Okoye’s turn,” Rohr told

“He has to work really hard to hang on to the position because the others are eager to be there. So it is not his own yet.

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“He has done well with his club and that’s what you need to be in our team.”

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.