Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye has disclosed his dream of playing for Nigeria’s Super Eagles since he was a little kid.
Okoye, whose dad is from Enugu State and his mother, a German, has been between the sticks 12 times in 14 games for the U-19 team of Fortuna Dusseldorf this season.
Recently, the lad was spotted in Germany meeting with former Super Eagles and Hansa Rostock forward Victor Agali who is a scout for the senior national team.
“The meeting with Victor Agali was really nice. He told me what it is to be a Super Eagle and to work hard for the dream. I am more than excited to play with this great squad,” Maduka told AOIFootball.com exclusively.
According to Okoye he has nursed the idea of playing for Nigeria since he was a little boy of 5.
“Of course, I have been dreaming and praying to play for the Super Eagles since I was a little kid,” he said.
Okoye has been a goalkeeper since he was 5 and has featured for youth teams of Borrusia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and now Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr confirmed late in 2017 that there is a possibility he would extend an invitation to the lad and the addition of the 18-year-old would add to the options available in the goalkeeping department ahead of the 2018 World Cup.