Maduka Okoye Shines  with Sparta Rotterdam after missing World Cup playoffs due to COVID-19


Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye returned to action after being forced to withdraw from Nigeria’s squad that faced Ghana in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs following a positive test for COVID-19.

Okoye was left out of the Super Eagles squad that missed the World Cup ticket to the Black Stars of Ghana.

Fans even alleged that the former Fortuna Düsseldorf goalkeeper deliberately missed the playoffs to avoid being under scrutiny after he was blamed for Super Eagles’ ouster at 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Watford bound keeper was impressive behind the sticks as Sparta Rotterdam faced Hereenveen in a Dutch Eredivisie match on Sunday.

Okoye put up a great shift in the 1-1 draw.

The 22-year-old was in impeccable form for Sparta in March, keeping a clean sheet in their two league games.


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