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Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by ChemBrodar: 5:31pm On Aug 14
Fortuna Dusseldorf’s German-born goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has been called up for the first time ahead of Nigeria’s friendly with Ukraine on September 10.

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, called up 23 players for the game scheduled for Dnipro Arena, Igbere TV reports.

Director of Communications of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, said in a statement on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia-based team skipper, Ahmed Musa, heads the list of invited players.

Tyronne Ebuehi who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals due to injury has been recalled.

Scotland-based midfielder Joe Aribo also got his first call-up.

The statement said: “Equally, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi and Kelechi Iheanacho, who were cut from the roster just before the AFCON finals, have been invited to Ukraine.

“England-based duo of Alex Iwobi and Iheanacho have been listed in midfield roles.

“Germany-based goalkeeper Emil Maduka Okoye has been invited for the first time, alongside Scotland-based midfielder Joe Aribo, but there is no place for South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.”

Mr Olajire added that goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, and defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Jamilu Collins have also been called up.

“The rest are midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Henry Onyekuru and Samuel Chukwueze,’’ he said.

Full list below:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Benfica, Portugal); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (Rotherham United, England)

Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain).

Source; http://igberetvnews.com/898715/germany-based-goalie-maduka-okoye-gets-first-super-eagles-invite/

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by majamajic(m): 5:33pm On Aug 14
this our coach

he always dig deep, bringing out Nigerian players


now we have players from every part Europe

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by BabaO2: 5:38pm On Aug 14
Rohr still there? sad

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by solonnachi: 5:46pm On Aug 14
I'm so happy that Maduka Okoye, Tyronne Ebuehi, Semi Ajayi and Joe Aribo are in the team. We shall soon see Fikayo and Lookman if they say NO to England. Meanwhile, welcome back Iheanacho. THANK YOU ROHR

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by nzeobi(m): 5:47pm On Aug 14
what is Leon balogun and onuachu doing in that team

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by lilfreezy: 5:52pm On Aug 14
Maduka Okoye, starboy GK cool

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by GOFRONT(m): 6:02pm On Aug 14
grin

Over to our bloggers......Watch as they soon start to dig out his biography..

They 'd be like....Meet Maduka's wife and children... Loved up photos of Maduka and Girlfriend

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by MicheyJ1: 6:02pm On Aug 14
Rohr goofed big time. This guy plays in div4 for crying out loud. Regional league for that matter.

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by Tolexander: 6:02pm On Aug 14
Okoye’s Strength;
” Okoye is among the tallest goalkeeper in the German 4th division aside his height he is a a typical German modern day German goalkeeper in the sense that he plays very well with his feet. The Manuel Neuer style has got to him. For the games I’ve watched he is also good in one and one situation and also organises his defence very well.

Okoye’s weakness;
” The one drawback in his game has to be his ball handling. It’s a little suspect as he drops balls more than he grips but his recovery rate is near perfect. He is also not the best in dealing with crosses and that is a problem many goalkeepers of his age have”.

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by adewumiopeyemi(m): 6:15pm On Aug 14
Ok
Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by Preciousgirl(f): 6:41pm On Aug 14
So yekini wasnt invited?

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by czarina(f): 6:44pm On Aug 14
From the German 4th division but he's coming to play in our first division. Nice.

Or does the 4th division mean something else? Correct me if it does.

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by jerryunit48: 7:48pm On Aug 14
You won’t hear dem say anything now o ... Igbo Amaka Mehn

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by Hisxellency: 7:51pm On Aug 14
This guy fine o

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by FisifunKododada: 7:51pm On Aug 14
Still don't understand why Iheanacho was cut. He might not been in form currently but he is, in my opinion, a key part of Super Eagles future. Rohr should have taken him and left that Nepa pole at home. As for Okoye, lets see him against Ukraine. If he performs well keep him. If he is another Akpeyi with light skin please send him back to his German mother.

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by Jesse25(m): 7:54pm On Aug 14
Nice one
Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by okeniti: 7:54pm On Aug 14
I wish him all the best with Super Eagles and hope he has a long career playing for his father/motherland. Always puts a smile on my face with diasporan Africans wanting to represent the continent.

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by IsraelSongz: 7:54pm On Aug 14
Nigerians must compain. A coach wants to try new talents in a friendly match and Nigerians are complaining. I don't even understand what a person can do to satisfy a Nigerian.

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by NigPatriot(m): 7:54pm On Aug 14
Preciousgirl:
So yekini wasnt invited?

Burst my shinguards

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by money121(m): 7:55pm On Aug 14
Ok
Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by FisifunKododada: 7:55pm On Aug 14
Hisxellency:
This guy fine o
Na fine we go chop? Please if Oshiomole is the best GK we have, he should be invited ASAP.

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by Fuckthamods: 7:56pm On Aug 14
Nice, i hope he is really good. Uzoho is not bad tho.. Let them Just drop that akpeyi and that big headed Ezenwa

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by Ifeanyi4491(m): 7:56pm On Aug 14
GOFRONT:
grin

Over to our bloggers......Watch as they soon start to dig out his biography..

They 'd be like....Meet Maduka's wife and children... Loved up photos of Maduka and Girlfriend
u are there

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by Daninya111: 7:58pm On Aug 14
Am not surprised to see Joe Aribo name in the list. Dude has scored 3 goals in 4 matches for Rangers Fc. He is tall, quick, strong, tackles hard, very good offensively and defensively, has energy to burn, has a sweet left foot and he knows how to hit the back of the net.

At last maduka okoye has gotten his chance, let's see what he has to offer in the goalkeeping department. One day goal keepers like Sébastien Osigwe and Nwokolor will have their chance.
Ezenwa cannot be the best we have in the NPFL, let other have their chance too from the NPFL.

Tyrone Ebuehi is a lad full of potential but injuries won't let him be. When I see Liverpool RB Arnold do his thing, I always remember Ebuehi. We hope and pray Injury doesn't Mar his career, dude plays intelligently.

With the addition of a Lookman Ademola after his switch, we will be more deadlier in attack from the flanks.

In the nearest future, we will be seeing the likes of Ovie Ejaria, Ebere Ezeh, Onomah, Ofoborh in midfield. Odey, Awoniyi, Okereke in Attack.

The future is bright for Nigerian football.

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by calculator123(m): 7:58pm On Aug 14
czarina:
From the German 4th division but he's coming to play in our first division. Nice.

Or does the 4th division mean something else? Correct me if it does.
Their 4th division teams have far better training facilities than our NPFL teams.
Dude is young and can develop

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:58pm On Aug 14
All the very best for the future Okoye.
Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by fayomim: 7:59pm On Aug 14
GOFRONT:
grin

Over to our bloggers......Watch as they soon start to dig out his biography..

They 'd be like....Meet Maduka's wife and children... Loved up photos of Maduka and Girlfriend

Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by banio: 7:59pm On Aug 14
MicheyJ1:
Rohr goofed big time. This guy plays in div4 for crying out loud. Regional league for that matter.

The guy could be good. But luck hasn't found him yet. Thus his continuous sojourn in division 4.

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Re: Maduka Okoye Gets Super Eagles Invite, The First by enemmo(f): 7:59pm On Aug 14
Super eagles without Mikel and Odion Ighalo will take some getting used to.


Meanwhile where is Dele Alampasu?

Won't he get an invite soon?

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