The coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has confirmed his interest in 18-year-old German born Nigerian and Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye. to the options available to him ahead of the World Cup.
“There’s another goalkeeper we have in our sight now. He plays with Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany, Maduka Okoye, born in Germany but has agreed to play for Nigeria “, Rohr told Owngoalnigeria.com.
“We will look at him in the coming games to see if he will be able to push for a spot in the team we are preparing for the World Cup”.
With Nigeria’s first choice keeper, Carl Ikeme receiving tretatment for leukaemia, the Super Eagles are having a mini crisis in the goalkeeping department of the team.
Rohr who is in Russia for tomorrow’s World Cup draw told Owngoalnigeria.com, that he will add Okoye to his pool of players next year when they play their friendly games.