Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has set a target of becoming the Nigeria national team’s first-choice shot-stopper following his performances against Algeria and Tunisia during the last international break.
He made his full debut in last Friday’s 0-1 defeat to African champion Algeria and featured in the 1-1 draw against Tunisia four days later.
The 21-year-old is disappointed with his inability to keep a clean sheet in the outings but has promised to keep working hard to become Nigeria’s top goalkeeper.
“Of course, it’s great and it’s cool playing 90 minutes in the two friendlies. It was not easy games but I am happy with my performance,” Okoye told journalists in Austria.
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“In the Algerian game, we conceded in the fifth minute and it was not good. There was too much on our minds.
“A goal that early was bad but we had to keep on going. We kept on going for over 85 minutes. As I said, it’s not nice to concede goals but that’s football.
“I’m happy to be in the team. It’s always better to have a clean sheet but I’m looking forward to more games with the team.
“I will keep doing my thing and do my best and give my coach the reason to make me the Eagles first-choice goalkeeper.”