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Eredivisie: Okoye Suffers Heavy Defeat On Sparta Rotterdam Return

It was not the best of return to action for Maduka Okoye at Sparta Rotterdam as they were hammered 4-0 by Feyenoord in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

After representing Nigeria at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Okoye was back in Sparta’s starting eleven for the Rotterdam derby against Feyenoord.

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But it was an afternoon to forget for Okoye as the home side put four goals past him.

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Also action was Okoye’s Nigerian counterpart Cyriel Dessers who was introduced in the 66th minute.

Orkun Kokcu opened scoring for Feyenoord on four minutes before Jahanbakhsh made it 2-0 in the 11th minute.

Five minutes into the second half Gus Til got Feyenoord’s third and also got their fourth in the 70th minute.

Okoye has now failed to keep a clean sheet in his last five games for Sparta Rotterdam, conceding nine goals.

Sparta Rotterdam have now gone 10 straight games without a win with their last victory coming in November 2021.

The defeat to Feyenoord leaves Sparta Rotterdam second from bottom in the 18-team league table on 14 points.

By James Agberebi

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  • Domingo 12 months ago

    Okodbasket you have joined Akpeyi and Agbim in the Hall of Fame.

     
    • JimmyBall 12 months ago

      This guy is just getting his baptism now in professional football.

      I believe he will need atleast another two years of professional football to become our number 1.

      We should just know we don’t yet have a reliable keeper as all those we have at the moment are still not yet exactly convincing.

      Let he honest as a nation and always callup the oblverwhelming best goalie in the NPFL and two more from abroad.

       
      • onwajunior 12 months ago

        I agree with @JimmyBall let’s pick the most outstanding goalkeeper in the NPL league. At this point, even Arsenal’s 3rd choice keeper should be considered.

         
        • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

          Okonkwo is not good enough yet, please don’t go there. Let’s stick with Uzoho and the best of NPFL.

           
        • I don’t mean to sound contentious but I will be more comfortable with Lobi Stars Stanley Nwabili than Maduka Okoye in the very short term.

          Okoye will come good in time.

           
          • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

            Deo let’s do a research and post videos. Just like Anthony Izuchukwu we can discover and make a statement for any decent Goal keeper, I will see the highlights of Stanley and Adeleye.

             
          • onwajunior 12 months ago

            I haven’t seen him play, but if he’s the best in the league then let’s support the guy cos right now we don’t have a reliable goalkeeper.

             
    • For Ghana we just dey laugh . So long ball we go take win abbra

       
  • Bomboy 12 months ago

    Okoye is a fine boy but not a good goalkeeper.

     
  • dominic 12 months ago

    mr okoye what about your Watford transfer ? are you not going to watford again? or is cancelled?

    and just be careful if not you will lose your space to Uzoho

     
  • Igbekun Abo 12 months ago

    Watford go soon discover say na basket them purchase thinking say na bucket….. lolzzzzz, lolzzzzz

     
  • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

    I feel Sorry for this guy, coach Rohr fast tracked his career straight to top division that is why he’s going through this Heat. Football is stage by stage that you get to manage the pressure and develop most especially as a Goalie. Okoye can not man the post for any top Nigerian local side because he will concede avalanche. My advice is for Eguavoen to pick the best talent in the local league and groom. Who knows by now we would have being the ones playing Egypt today in the final but we went with fine boy over talent.

     
    • MONKEY POST 12 months ago

      Others gave their opinion and left but you, can’t seem to talk without calling GENERAL ROAR’S Name. SMH…

       
      • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

        Who discovered and promoted a league 4 player to SE top Goalie? Your brains leaking as usual.

         
        • Oakfield 12 months ago

          And maybe it was rohr that made him rotterdam’s number 1 goalie and was the agent that connected Watford to him. Keep living in fools paradise. I hope you’ll blame rohr too for the the misfortunes Nigeria is currently facing generally. Una go soon run mad bcs of this man.

           
          • MONKEY POST 12 months ago

            Oakfield abeg help me ask am o

             
          • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

            Birds of the same feathers flock together. Dumbasses!

             
          • Godswill 12 months ago

            If super eagles must do well in world cup qualifiers and possibly get out of their group, they must start shopping for a good goal keeper now; Maduka Okoye is a flop and has a long way to go

             
        • MONKEY POST 12 months ago

          LMAO! I knew you will return to your abusive and vulgar ways. You never disappoint in that area but always disappoint in puting up a convincing conversation. Keep it up as it continues to tell the whole world your level of intellectual exposure.

           
          • Ayphillydegreat 12 months ago

            Lmao!! Monkey post tell am. One of his lying cohort was trying to defend him the other day when he received the recipe of his words he started crying like an Highway Olosho. Lmao!!

             
          • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

            Look at this shameless pig you have the mind to delve here. Make God punish you and your Ogun. Motherfucking Mechanic coming to poke nose on my thread. You don craze na, saw how Derrick and Musa messed your ass you still dey mind dey enter my thread make thunder fire you there.

             
  • onwajunior 12 months ago

    Osi goal has done it again. Just scored against Ebuehi and Okereke

     
  • Wonder why he chose watford, bcos I don’t see him benching watford present GK, except he is ready to be League Cups Keeper sha.
    Watching Venezia vs Napoli, that coach gat give himself straight RED on that foul he commuted against ebuehi, it look serious plus why is VO keep dashing Venezia players elbow now? Good game so far from all three Nigeria representing both team, we need give that okereke a look in, he look sharp and fast.

     
  • I remember when I said I was unmoved by Okoye’s transfer to the English Premer League for Watford, I drew criticisms from some quarters. Prior to the 2021 Afcon, I said that any country with genuine ambitions of lifting the trophy in a major tournament would not make this ‘version’ of Maduka Okoye their number one.

    The magic word there is ‘version’.

    You see, I have always tried to place goalkeepers in a position based on what I term ‘the hierarchy of goalkeeping competency’.

    This my hierarchy has 5 levels which are:

    1. Basic
    2. Decent
    3. Quality
    4. High Quality
    5. World Class

    When I first saw Vincent Enyeama in action for Nigeria against England in the 2002 world cup, I thought he was decent. Neat catches, decent positioning and acceptable all round technique. I thought then the best he would develop into will be a quality goalkeeper with exceptional skills that will NOT be produced very frequently.

    How wrong was I?

    Enyeama would go on to become a world class goalkeeper with exceptional skills that were produced “CONSISTENTLY” with ruthless and spellbinding efficiency.

    As per Okoye. When I saw his earlier games for Nigeria, I concluded then that he is a ‘basic’ goalkeeper who will go on to become a decent goalkeeper in the fullness of time.

    At the moment, Okoye suffers from indecision. His technique is questionable and needs to be honed. He doesn’t generate enough force to his punches making him an inadequate shot stopper. There is no poise or elegance to his dives, parries and overall presentation. But most poignant of all is that his reflexes aren’t very sharp. His response to stimulus lags.

    To be honest, all of these are aspects that Okoye can (and will) improve on but to what extent will he improve? Can he go on to become a quality, top quality or world class goalkeeper? Based on what I have seen, I have to say no.

    I think he will become a decent goalkeeper for many years to come. His decision making will become better. His catching, punching, parrying, diving and kicking skills will definitely improve. Okoye’s distribution is already decent and in that aspect, he will improve massively.

    But because his reflexes aren’t pristine, I don’t think Okoye will develop exponentially enough to be among the echelons of great world class African goalkeepers.

    However, I was (very) wrong in the case of Enyeama and in the same token I pray I will turn out to be wrong with Okoye.

    He has a good attitude and the right work ethics. It is always delightful to see a dual nationality player elect to represent their ancestral home, hence Okoye will hold a pride of place in my heart.

    Additionally Okoye is resilient. He seems (at least on the outside) to handle criticisms positively. But we talk about pure goalkeeper skills, he doesn’t come across to me as precocious.

    I remember watching a young Kasper Schmeichel of Denmark play. Even at the age of Okoye, he was already decent with reflexes that suggested that he would go on to be a quality/top quality goalkeeper. He was nimble, agile, expressive with compelling technique that wowed and excited.

    Okoye’s attitude will take him far and bring him success. But, in the short term the Super Eagles deserves better. In the long term, Okoye must do more to go farther…..

     
    • I read you post and agree with what you said. I will focus on Nigeria and the goalkeeping department. Take a look back at our very best goalkeepers – Okalla, Fregene, Ogedengbe, Rufai, and Enyeama. Rufai actually kept keepers like Agbonavbarie, and Agu from playing a significant part in the Green Eagles during their playing days. That was how good Peter Rufai was! One common feature of these keepers was that they were all products of the Nigerian league. There may be arguments that the present Nigerian league can’t be compared to the Nigerian league that produced these past goalkeepers. The truth is that it is still the Nigerian league and the raw talents have and are always still there. We are having a goalkeeping problem because our national team coaches have been lazy to scout for local goalkeepers. They are looking for ready made products.

      All the goalkeepers I have mentioned fulfil the yardsticks you listed in your post to identify a potentially very good, dependable, and reliable goalkeeper. If you followed Peter Rufai from Femo Scopions (I think that is where he started from in those days) you will notice that in his raw state as a goalkeeper, he had the qualities to become an exceptional goalkeeper. In the local league in those days, Rufai was very good. The same goes to Emmanuel Okalla during his playing days with Rangers. More recently, Enyeama displayed the qualities of an excellent goalkeeper right here in Nigeria, first with Enyimba and when he eventually went abroad. From the very beginning Enyeama was very good on one on one ball situations. He later perfected his aerial balls skills. But the fact remains that from the beginning, Nigeria was not in crisis during the time Enyeama manned the post for us.

      As for Okoye, he is very poor on goalkeeping 101 – positioning! Okoye’s positioning is very poor. his positioning was responsible for the lone goal he conceded against Egypt. He was called to action two times in the match against Egypt and on the second occasion, he made the ball situation dicey because of his bad positioning (though he was able to parry the ball). I still think Uzoho is better than Okoye. So, Uzoho should be given the number one position back. However, I believe that Nigeria cannot for the long term rely on Uzoho or Okoye. They are not just in the mold of the keepers I have referenced. Let Super eagles coaches look inwards and find promising talent that will develop to be super eagles long term goalkeeper.

       
      • My brother Josh, I try to be guarded in my entries so as not to offend people and attract insult. Me o, I will pick John Noble and Stanley Nwabili ahead of Okoye…..

        I wrote a piece here sometime ago to suggest that the best goalkeepers available to Nigeria are not the ones plying their trade in the best leagues: this league based conception is a misleading and face-value focus.

        I really don’t care if Okoye signs for Manchester City. If I see the same frailties in his game as I see now, I will remain unimpressed and unconvinced of him being Nigeria’s number one.

        Okoye might as well move to Watford and play consistently in the English Premier League next season (as he is currently doing in the Dutch Eradivisie) that in itself will not lead me to conclude that he is Nigeria’s best goalkeeper on the entire planet (skills wise) even though he is the only one playing at the highest level.

        Millions of fans will disagree with me but it is comforting to know that there are those out there like you who understand where I am coming from.

        Olawale Oremade is benchwarming at Dakkada FC, granted. To me, that in itself doesn’t mean he is a poor goalkeeper. With favour, luck and exposure that lad has potentials.

        Enough said a beg….

         
    • pompei 12 months ago

      Deo, from what we’ve seen thus far, you are not too far off the mark regarding Okoye.
      The fine boy has a lot of hard work to do. He has the physique and the agility you would expect from a world class goalie. Just take a look at him. He looks like a thoroughbred athlete. However, his demeanor between the sticks can give somebody hypertension. He lacks confidence and poise. He is almost Akpeyesque. Some fans have even given him the nickname ONE SHOT, ONE GOAL. It must be said that even Akpeyi commanded more trust from fans.
      Harsh perhaps, but Okoye himself has not done much to help his case. It was the Cape Verde equalizer in Lagos that had my alarm bells ringing nonstop.
      How can a goalie trying to stop a goal bound effort FALL BACKWARDS into his own net? That was what happened. Okoye fell backwards into his own net, and the ball duly followed him in. It would have made for great comic relief, if it wasn’t a world cup qualifier.
      Honestly, I love Fine Boy’s commitment and work ethic, and I think he’s got talent. I just think he needs to really roll up his sleeves and put in some serious hard work. As he is at the moment, he’s just not good enough.

       
      • “How can a goalie trying to stop a goal bound effort FALL BACKWARDS into his own net?”: Pompei.

        Go and watch the first half of the Tunisia match again and you will see Okoye at one point leaving HIS ENTIRE GOALPOST UNGUARDED to focus on a ball from his deep left. By the time the cross game and a Tunisian played a shot, he was too badly positioned to his right only for Ndidi to make a goal line clearance. It could so easily have been 1:0 to Tunisia at that point.

        Again, go and watch the game against Guinea Bissau. As the tournament wore on, our opponents were starting to catch on to a major flaw in our design: porous midfield. So, a Guinea Bissau striker launched exactly Cabon copy of the same ball that beat hapless Okoye from outside the 18 yard box. To be honest, Uzoho too struggled a bit and had to scramble to punch it away. He could and did generate enough force to punch the ball but my criticism of Uzoho was that he punched it back into a dangerous area rather than to his side (displaying poor technique).

        But at least Uzoho punched it out…….

         
        • pompei 12 months ago

          The ball should have called Okoye to order, and said something like: OGA, WHY YOU DEY FALL BACK INSIDE YA NET NA?
          Unfortunately, the ball will never do that, not for Okoye, or for anyone. If you fall into your own net, the ball will follow you and join you there. Ball no dey ask kweshon.
          In today’s game against Feyenoord, the first goal was clearly not his fault, as it was a deflection, but for the last 3 goals, he has some explaining to do. With better positioning, he should have saved those 3 goals.
          For one of the goals, Okoye knelt down on the ground when the ball had not yet entered his box 18. I played that back several times, trying to understand why he knelt down so early in the move, but I keep coming up emptyhanded. The end result is that by the time he got up from his knees, the opponent had already taken a shot and all he could do was watch it enter his net, as he was so badly out of position.
          Yes, positioning is Okoye’s biggest issue. If he can get the mastery of this problem, then he will fare much better.

           
        • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

          Pompei you don join those mumu abi. Na wa for you. A lot of you are messed up with double mind. You see truth say Okoye na our Numero uno abi? A lot of you on this forum are two face Representing the present fake world! Man you strange! Okoye will continue manning the post we dey sit-down look Mofos!

           
          • pompei 12 months ago

            Chima, whether na English you no sabi read, or you just wan find my trouble this Sunday, na you sabi.
            Read my posts again and you will see that we are saying the same thing!

             
          • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

            Omo no be about English you were trying to be Nice for his school boy error that is why I link you to fans of such error.

             
          • pompei 12 months ago

            Mbanu, I was not being nice at all. I was being very blunt. Some might even say I was harsh.
            You and I are saying the same thing. Okoye as he is now is not good enough. He needs to improve.

             
      • JimmyBall 12 months ago

        @Pomoei….hahahahaha. Walahi you are not a good person. Honestly I am almost dead from pains in ribs laughing about this your description of Okoye “Falling into his own net” I swear to God that description is very funny. Kai… Rohr put a huge belief in Nigerians about Okoye that was really a farce… He will improve with more top-flight games surely but for now… that he is our number is a pity really.

         
        • pompei 12 months ago

          Jimbo, the thing weak me.
          To be honest, I really like the dude. Handsome fellow, and showed so much love for Nigeria when he was first approached. I would be so delighted to see him succeed with Nigeria.
          But as the thing dey now, e no go work. The guy needs to buckle down and get better, especially when it comes to positioning. Let’s hope for the best.

           
          • JimmyBall 12 months ago

            @Pompei… You know the way some of the use venom speak truth about the capabilities of our players in comparison to their compatriots we see from other African countries and other top nations be like say we the hate them. But far from it… Okoye will develop because he is still young but he was thrust into the fierce part of fire line too soon did not help the young man…

            He has not really tested football at a high pitch and decibel level like African nations cup, believe me some of those other goalies playing African continental club competitions have tasted more tense situation than Okoye and he hazing really played much professional level football. This is just his third season in top flight football so honestly, he still needs atleast, another two years at the current level to become contender for our number 1. For now I believe we have goalies in NPFL that are better than he Okoye.

             
          • pompei 12 months ago

            Our local goalies are watching and laughing their heads off.
            That should have been a routine save, all day, any day!
            If people like, they can argue from here to Timbuktu. That shot had no business whatsoever in the Nigeria net.
            In fact, I see it as an Okoye own goal. Despite his awful positioning, he had his left hand on the ball, but still contrived to fumble it into the roof of his net!
            Noooo, no, no! If some people like, they can see orange and call it a banana.
            I like Okoye, I want him to succeed. So I will tell him the truth.
            If we had Ikeme in goal, Nigeria would likely be celebrating her 4th Afcon today. Okoye’s clean sheets for SE are mainly attributable to our back four. He usually is on holidays in those games. However, when the rubber hits the road and he needs to stand up and be counted, that’s when we start seeing AMERICAN WONDER. We’re conceding goals that even a secondary school goalie will have no excuse conceding. A first choice goalie at this level being beaten by a swerving low shot from outside the 18 yard box? A shot that was well within his reach? Come on, manufacture another excuse.
            Okoye bungled that one big time.
            For Okoye to remain our numero uno, errors like that must not happen again. Not even in his dreams.
            The Tunisia defeat is not entirely his fault though, as I said in a previous thread. If our players had not forgotten their scoring boots at the hotel, we would still have won the game.

             
  • Guys we have to encorage okoye not orherwise beleive me for now we have three talents that need some Time to develope okoye.ozohu and yakubu and among the 3 okoye is little bit a head so we have to give them Time and stop all the insult.

     
  • He will only get better. Even Enyeama had his own baptism of fire. That was against a foreign club side in a friendly. Can’t remember the team

     
    • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

      It is strange that we see things differently all the time. Ok Okoye will remain No1 can we rest now?

       
      • Because I know it takes time for every talent to develop at a club side and national team. I do not base my statements on flash on the pan performances.

        Anyone who understands football and talent development will know the average age many players develop is from 23 – 26. That is effectively playing week in week out.

         
  • Oakfield 12 months ago

    This guy has not yet recovered from the trauma of our early afcon exit. With all the blames directed at him and the death threats against him, I think He’s been bruised emotionally and psychologically. He needs the urgent attention of a psychologist otherwise he may find it very hard to recover which might adversely affect him and his career.

     
  • I’ve saved this Post and every comments…..

    I’ll remind you all when the nude moves to EPL…..

    Make sure you all hold your statement…..

    When we support in good times, we do some when the tides becomes unfavourable….. Just the difference between we the real super eagles fan and the retrogressive fair weather fan of ” let’s fail with our own”.

     
  • You guys are funny, so Okoye is at fault for all the 4 goals abi, and he still walks straight to the starting 11, since you all knows better than the Sparta coach. Onana conceded 3 goals yesterday, so that makes him a basket abi, most of you are just emotional fans, with zero football knowledge. If Uzoho is that great, I wonder what he is doing in Cyprus, one yeye Deo is even mentioning Lobi star goalkeeper, set of nonsense people. For someone to move from a none league team in Germany to number 1 in eredivise and now Epl within 3yrs is not moimoi, maybe you are all better than all those coaches that keeps promoting and using him. Okoye keep doing your thing, God is behind you, leave all this glory killers that never achieve anything meaningful in their lives. Low life scumbags

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 12 months ago

      Don’t mind them most of them commenting about the lad didn’t even watch the match. They were just euphorically responding to the news that he conceded 4 goals. I watched the match and 3 of those goals are not his fault. He made some fine saves in the game. A club batting relegation Okoye is the main bright light in that team. He’s the one keeping them up in the Eredivisie since last season. Okoye remains our most highly profile goalkeeper.

       
    • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

      Sparta is a relegation team they have no choice like you and AypillyMumu.

       
      • Ayphillydegreat 12 months ago

        No problem let them relegate na? Stupid asshole wey no no him left from right. Anumanu go and bring your own goalkeeper na?? Aṣiere jatjati. Useless bus conductor.

         
  • pompei 12 months ago

    International football and club football are 2 different things.
    Many players excel in club football, but struggle when it comes to international football.
    The reasons are many and varied. When you face another country, you are playing the best eleven that country has at that time. In addition to points at stake, there is pride on the line. It takes great courage to excel in such circumstances. Not everyone has that kind of courage.
    Okoye is a proven performer at club level. He was the goalie of the year in the dutch eredivisie last year. His progress has been well documented.
    However, for the Nigeria national team, I don’t need to say much. While I vehemently condemn the threats and abuse rained down on the guy in recent weeks, the fact is people did not start insulting him FOR NO REASON. Na condition wey make crayfish bend. His performances have put Nigerians thru the wringer, emotionally. The tension and fear that Nigerians experience when an under-performing goalie is between the sticks is quite palpable, and with Okoye, it has very much been the case.
    Anxiety levels are thru the roof whenever the dude is in goal.
    Anytime our opponents come near our goal and start shaping to take a shot, see how Nigeria fans start shaking in trepidation. People almost passing out in sheer panic. Some even went as far as nicknaming him ONE SHOT, ONE GOAL.
    It’s a learning experience for Okoye. He has talent, but that talent falls way short on the international scene. It is up to him to do the needful and put in the work required to raise his level to international standard. To insist that he is good, after what we’ve seen of him so far, is disingenuous, and will be of no help to him professionally.

     
  • Dr. Drey 12 months ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9WyAKonQbg

    These are the highlights of the said match, with ALL FOUR GOALS conceded coming from defenders’ deflections that can wrong-foot any goalkeeper. Even Handanovic of Inter Milan (one of the very top GKs in the world) got wrongfooted in similar fashoin yesterday for Ac Milan’s 1st goal in the Milan derby.

    For whatever reasons, bashing Okoye has become a pastime for some people. Once again we all want a GK that will do in his first 10 caps what Vincent Enyeama only started doing after his first 50th. I posted videos of his dozens of howlers in his early years here…some people took offence because I opened their old wounds of how their deity was been revealed to be human afterall, of how their “Enyeamagnet” used to be an “Enyeabasket” as a young upcoming international goalkeeper too. May God help us with that search…..LMAOOoooo.

    Anytime the “Isreali Messaih” concedes 3 or more goals as he did yesterday and as he has done 6 times already this season, this place goes completely mute, so mute that the silence will be deafening, but once Okoye lets in half ago, the noise becomes deafening as if conceding goals are alien to even the best goalkeepers in the world.

    For those who keep peddling lies that Rohr “promoted” Okoye to 1st division, Maduka may have made his SE debut on the 13th October 2019 as a 19 year old German 4th div GK, but he never got to man the posts for the SE until the 9th of October 2020 (which is a whole year later) after he had already established himself as a 1st team GK of an Eredivisie club despite joining them as a 4th choice and B team GK in the Dutch 2nd division that same season. The boy PROMOTED HIMSELF TO !ST DIVISION WITH HIS OWN HARDWORK. If Rohr didnt call up the 1st choice GK of an Eredivisie team back then, we would have been hearing cries of how “he hates young players”. The Enyeama we revere today didnt even get a deal in Bolton Wanderers FC after a 3 week trial at around Maduka’s age. He didnt get a deal anywhere in Europe until after almost 3 years as an international goalkeeper.

    With all the badmouthing and criticisms against the boy, he was still seen by technical experts as the best in the league in his 1st season and is currently Nigeria’s all time most valuable GK.

    Its apparent many people here know more football and goalkeeping than the sporting directors and goalkeeping coaches of Sparta Rotterdam and Watford. Rohr must have been the one who promoted Okoye to Sparta no 1 and put the wool over the eyes of a premier league side to pay Club record and Nigerian record fee for such a “useless goalkeeper”.

    If the so-called NPFL goalkeepers were that good and unbeatable, our teams wont get booted out of preliminaries of CAF competitions year in year out, because the last time I checked, NPFL clubs campaigning on the continent always sign the “best” players in the league in their teams as a way of getting ready to face the rest of Africa. So it is safe to say the GKs in the teams campaigning on the continent are the best in the league.

    Ezenwa was not good despite being CHAN eagles 1st choice in 2016 and 2018
    Akpeyi was not good despite reaching the CAF CL finals with record clean sheets for his club (whereas our NPFL teams dont even get to the group phases)
    Uzoho was not good just because he committed blunders against Seychelles and Libya
    Now it is Okoye that is not good too with his 8 clean sheets in 16 international appearances.

    None of them has even 20 caps for Nigeria yet. But we want to see them do what we only started seeing from a 50+ caps enyeama. We dont want to see them do what we saw Enyeama do in his first 20 caps too.

    I hope we will get our new Enyeama who never concedes goals soon….LMAOooo.

    Like I’ve said before, let those messiahs come and lets see, everybody will take his own turn to see what international football tastes like and we will be back to where we were…..LMAOooo.

    It only took Togolese homebased strikers in CHAN qualifiers and WAFU cup to demystify the myth surrounding a certain Theophilus Afelokhai….LMAOOooo

     
    • Igbekun Abo 12 months ago

      Heaven bless u Dr Drey. I have been looking for the clip of the match. Thank you sir. It only goes to confirm my initial point which is that Okoye is a basket. Lolzzzz, Lolzzzz, Za Za Za!!!!

       
    • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

      Dr Drey I love the second goal thanks for sharing Dessers would have scored the last one if that guy was unselfish.LMAO!

       
      • Igbekun Abo 12 months ago

        Lolzzzzz, Za Za Za Za! Lolzzzzz, Za Za Za Za! Chima my guy. We suppose go pay for Doctorate degree. Can you imagine us been known as Honorary Doctor Chima Endurance Samuel and Eminent Doctor Igbekun (the giant Killer) Abo. Lolzzzzz. Stupidity will make someone present a video that will buttress the points of the opposition. Lolzzzzz lolzzzzz Za Za Za Za Za Za!!!!!! Doctor ko, Lawyer ni.

         
      • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

        The second goal is exactly what Gabaski saved right now against Senegal. If we had Gabaski hmmm only God knows.

         
    • Igbekun Abo 12 months ago

      Dr Drey, I full ground this evening o
      … A beg leave Senegal Egypt match make we continue our Ogogoro Shit Show. Lolzzzzz lolzzzzz Za Za Za Za Za Za! Men how I wish you can pass 1 insulting comment on me tonight, just one. Me and you no o sleep tonight.

       
  • pompei 12 months ago

    Let us help the lad by telling him the truth. We have to be frank, even blunt about it, in order to help him fulfill his potential.
    We’ve made a lot of excuses for him in the past. Yes, I too made excuses for him. But wetin we don take our eye see for Afcon ehn? The fact is Okoye is below par, and for him to be considered the best we have is quite scary, to be honest! If the other goalies we had in the squad can’t challenge him, then we need to start looking all over the globe for new goalies.
    Everybody knows that Msakni’s shot had no business entering our goal. Excuses that the ball swerved and what not DO NOT HOLD AN ATOM of water.
    Heck, half the goalies in our local league would have saved it!
    If we don’t accept the truth and do something about it now, na we go suffer am las las. We are trying to qualify for our 7th world cup. We need good, reliable goalies against Ghana, and hopefully beyond Ghana.
    Let us do the needful, before IT’S OVER!

     
  • Derrick 12 months ago

    Sammy you get time Sha. That mechanic wey Sabi lie pass Yahoo boys na him you wan dey reason with? Omo leave everyone we go dey copy paste old comments now if them wan Yan dust or better still make we avoid their bullshit Nigerians deserve better.

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 12 months ago

      Mortuary Attendant. You better focus on washing dead body. Stupid fool. Yahoo boys no dey collect small money na. Na big money dem dey collect. Lmao!! Oloriburuku Aṣiere if Okoye is in goal next time we play go and take him out of the line up. Assholes are still here complaining that Rohr bring Okoye. Frustration of getting knocked out of the round of 16 is giving you amnesia. Lmao!!

       
      • Derrick 12 months ago

        Na who get your time go follow you go back I don’t think anyone is replying a lunatic like you on this forum. Football is not for people with double tongue yeye dey smell.

         
        • Ayphillydegreat 12 months ago

          Hahaha!! Shebi you get time to talk trash continue. I’m always here for miserable assholes like you and that bus conductor in Kumasi. Double tongue!! Lmao!! When you were praying for the Team to loose under Rohr football is for you that time?? Na Amadioha go kill your entire generation. Very useless nonentity coming here trying to look for cheap publicity. Una never reach.

           
  • Ahahaaaash that one pain you see as one was even blaming the coach for fast tracking his development to becomes SE number. Some people are terrible maybe rohr is the one that made him number one in his club or he was the one who gave him best goalkeeper award in Eredivise last season. Some people mind is full of hatred hen imagine saying local league goalkeeper is better than Okoye. Honestly I tire for some people. The goal conceded against Tunisia can score any goalkeeper as said by those who have played the game so don’t know the basis of these abuses and insult against the young man

     
    • I don’t think that goal will pass Egypt Goal tender we witnessed today. Let us stop lying as a Country Jare.

       
  • Ayphillydegreat 12 months ago

    Eduard Mendy was playing for Marseille B team as at 2016. He’s now the best goalie in the world. People are already comparing Okoye to Mendy and Abu Garba at this stage in his career. Lmao!! For a 22 year old he’s indeed doing well for himself and enhancing his career already. That goal against Msakni can beat any goalkeeper. Aina and especially Ndidi were at fault for that goal. Both should’ve take one for the team by fouling him at that side of the pitch. Worst would be a yellow card and we’re still level. There’s no issue in bringing in other goalies after all we went to Cameroon with 4 goalies why can’t any of them displace Okoye??

     
    • Godswill Alao 12 months ago

      I feel so bad when people start talking about the defenders for okoye to have conceded that goal. My goodness, go watch matches played by teams Garbon, Gambia, Guinea and Burkina Faso; you will find their goal keepers very exciting, keeping penalties which can be most of a direct ball and then Okoye from 25yrd box could not keep the ball not from an acrobatic play or head ball. Thats like the simplest goal have seen in my life. His poor form is already showing with his club conceding 4:0 defeat and maybe you will also go and start blaming their defenders or buhari phone call… Nigerians

       
  • OKOYE HAS NEVER HAD MY FULL CONFIDENCE, HE LOOKS THE PART BUT HE IS YET TO ACT THE PART.
    SUPER EAGLES NEED A BETTER GOALIE.

     
  • pompei 12 months ago

    Honestly, it’s debatable that the Msakni shot would have beaten any of the starting goalies in our local league.
    Our local league has 20 clubs. Each club has a starting goalie, and should ideally have a minimum of 2 goalies in reserve. So that’s 20 starting goalies. Let’s include the reserve goalies in the mix. That’s a total of 60 goalies.
    That Msakni shot will be saved by 50% or more of these local lads. In fact, if they can’t save a shot like that, they will find it difficult to get signed by a club in our top flight.
    I’m not saying this to be mean. It just needs to be said. Okoye may have a better physique that these local lads, but he seems to fall short in other vital attributes. Efforts should be made to help him develop in these areas. In the meantime, while he’s getting much needed help, we urgently need reliable hands.

     
  • Talking objectively, many people saw Okoye’s problems, cautioned the team openly but almighty coach would not listen. He is no doubt, a very attractive male, and people talked about that too. But the goal-post belongs to somebody else.