Over a year after his ‘student mistake’ caused the Super Falcons a spot in the quarterfinal at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, Udinese goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, is making a re-visitation of the group for the present accommodating coordinate with Saudi Arabia in Portugal.
Okoye was said to have been given a late hit up to the camp by Super Birds lead trainer, Jose Peseiro.
Okoye was the Super Birds’ main goalkeeper at the 2021 Africa Cup of Countries in Cameroun, however he become undesirable after Nigeria crashed out of the competition at the round of 16, where the Falcons lost 1-0 to Tunisia.
From that point forward, Okoye has just been welcome to one public group commitment, the 4-0 accommodating loss to Portugal, in November 2022.
Almost a year after the fact, the previous Sparta Rotterdam shot-plug has one more opportunity to dazzle mentor Peseiro as the Super Hawks get ready for the 2023 AFCON in January.
The Nigeria public group is planning to play two cordial matches against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique over the course of the following six days.
Mentor Peseiro welcomed 25 players for the games, including three goalkeepers – Francis Uzoho, Olorunleke Ojo, and Adeleye Adebayo.
There were reports, yesterday, that Cyprus-based Uzoho is the main goalkeeper in the Super Birds camp, which it opened on Tuesday, October 10.
Enyimba goalkeeper Ojo may, nonetheless, not be accessible for the game as he is accounted for to be in Lagos, hanging tight for his Portuguese visa.
Hapoel Jerusalem goalkeeper, Adeleye could likewise miss the games because of the emergency in Israel.
Israel went under assault from Hamas local armies on Saturday, with many individuals affirmed dead while a few others are either absent or caught.
Football in the nation has been suspended, and trips all through the nation checked under severe guidelines.
Adeleye and Ojo are not among the 20 players currently in the Super Hawks camp in Portugal. Also, the Nigeria Football Organization has invitedOkoye to fill in for them, as per Soccernet.ng.