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Makduka Okoye Named In Serie A Team Of The Week

Maduka Okoye...(completesports.com image)
Maduka Okoye...(completesports.com image)

Nigeria’s Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Emilio Okoye, has been included in Serie A’s team of the week after a stellar display in Udinese clash against Atalanta.

The 24 year old safe-hand moved to Udinese at the start of the season and has been second choice for most of the season until recently and has remained in goal for the club’s past five games.

In that time, the German-born Nigerian,who made his Super Eagles debut on 19th October 2019, in Nigeria’s friendly 1-1 draw against Brazil under the tutelage of the then coach, Gernot Rohr, has kept one clean sheet and conceded nine goals and is using his absence from the National team to build his confidence after being out of action for a very long while.

The former Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper made nine saves in Udinese’s 2-0 loss against Atalanta, who were without their talisman, Ademola Lookman who is on International duty with Nigeria at the AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.

Despite conceding two goals, Maduka was kept busy all afternoon and without him, it would have been a downpour of goals against Gabriele Cioffi’s men.

Maduka was in goal during the previous edition of the AFCON tournament hosted in Cameroon but wasn’t called up by Jose Peseiro for the current edition, with the Portuguese opting for the trio of Olorunleke Ojo, Stanley Nwabali and Francis Uzoho.

In Maduka’s absence, Nwabali has kept three clean sheets and conceded one goal at the AFCON 2023 tournament in Ivory Coast, keeping the backline tight and reliable.

Packaged by Lanre Olabisi

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