Super Eagles’ hopeful and Fortuna Düsseldorf II goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye has said that playing for Nigeria remains his ultimate dream even as he remains hopeful of a possible call-up for next month’s clashes against Seychelles and Egypt, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 19-year-old German-born goalie further revealed that he has always worn the Nigerian jersey from childhood and hopes to one day wear it as a player.
“There is nothing I want so bad like playing for my fatherland. I’m thinking and dreaming of this since. As a little boy, I always wore jerseys of Okocha, Ikedia or Kanu. These green jerseys meant everything to me,” Omoye said.
Okoye also revealed how the German goalkeeping school has helped him become more confident in goal and hopes to play up to the level of greats like Oliver Khan and Manuel Neuer.
“German goalkeeping schools are one of the best, if not the best in the world and I was schooled my half-life in one of Germany’s best youth teams at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, so hopefully one day I can reach that height,” Omoye added.
Born to a Nigerian father and a German mother, the Okoye has featured 10 times for Fortuna Düsseldorf II this season and helped the club to an eight-placed finish in the first stanza. The second stanza is set to start this Sunday.