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Sparta Rotterdam Compare Okoye To Buffon After Impressive Showing Vs Heerenveen

Sparta Rotterdam Compare Okoye To Buffon After Impressive Showing Vs Heerenveen

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has been compared to Italian legend, Gianluigi Buffon by his club Sparta Rotterdam following his impressive performance against SC Heerenveen in a Dutch Eredivisie game on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Okoye made a string of great saves in the game with Heerenveen and kept the opposition from winning as the game ended 1-1 at the Sparta Stadium.


Sparta Rotterdam took to Twitter to celebrate another great performance from the 22 year old by placing his action picture side by side with Buffon’s, depicting both goaltenders saving shots from a similar positions, with Peter Parker of the Spiderman franchise looking at both frames.

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Sparta Rotterdam compare Okoye’s heroic save to Buffon’s

“Class,” Sparta Rotterdam’s Tweet captioned the Okoye’s brilliant save with a Nigerian flag icon.

Okoye has kept five clean sheets in 30 Eredivisie games so far this season. He was adjudged the Eredivisie goalkeeper of the month for March.

He was unable to feature for the Super Eagles in the 2022 FIFA World Cup African qualifiers playoffs against Ghana due to his Covid-19 positive status situation.

By Toju Sote

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  • MONKEY POST 4 months ago


    At this young age?

    Our number one is being compared to BUFFON?

    And yet some FOOLS will say GENERAL ROAR 6 years was a waste…


    • MONKEY POST 4 months ago

      5 years rather…

    • Don’t mind them, Rohr did well be discovering Okoye and others. In fact, Eguavoen was the Technical Director of NFF at that time.

  • Ololo 4 months ago

    There is rumors that the nff plus the sport minister are about announcing oliseh as the new coach of the super eagles..

    Pls as true lovers of the super eagles , we should do something about this before these men who prevented us going to the world cup will completely kill the little hope we have in Nigerian football..we should not keep quiet.. we should start suggesting ways to stop these Men who want to kill our sport

    • MONKEY POST 4 months ago

      Me I will suggest a street protest to register our DISPLEASURE as FANS over PINICK not ready to RESIGN and our CHOICE for a new FOREIGN COACH..

      Those living in ABUJA should be able to gather somewhere with some placards and match to the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY…

      FANS in LAGOS should do some strategic PROTEST too…

      This will attract the attention of the SENATORS and they will put up for debate…

      Thats one of the powerful ways to stop them…

    • Baba na baba 4 months ago

      Maybe the sun is always too hot for this kid when he is playing in Africa, I suggest we should get another goalkeeper for African competitions and use him when we play outside of Africa.

    • yusuf adebola 4 months ago

      Oliseh should not be a coach, I am a fan but, he is not fit for the eagles job.

  • Razak 4 months ago

    In my view all the corrupt NFF and their man should resign otherwise it will be difficult for Nigeria to qualify for the next Africa Cup of Nations or the World Cup 2022 to add salt to injury they are bring Sunday Oliseh who abandoned Nigeria the last time when he was needed

  • Ololo 4 months ago

    It is time we all unite as true Nigerian football fans and drop our hate and insults we constantly release on ourselves here..

    We must stop this men before they kill our football for us..

    They are just mortal men and are not bigger or better than the Nigerian fans.. they are only there because grace found them so we the fans have to unite.. we must do something if not they will give oliseh the coaching job and he would kill the remaining football we have in Nigeria.. it is indeed an insult to Nigeria that while we are still lamenting our failure to qualify that these same men are planning giving oliseh the job of the coach of the super eagles… They really see us as being stupid fans, who just talk about football and nothing more.. let us stop these men before they stop us

  • Coache 4 months ago

    Is it a sin to have a Nigerian coach and Oyinbo as assistants? Song and CISSE are enjoying these expertise. Four out of the five African teams going to the World cup are locally based.

  • More grace sir, Gernot ROHR, that is true when I watched the game against Ukraine the super eagles was indeed super

  • Ako AMADI 4 months ago

    Maduka Okoye has a bright future!Surely he must be regretting choosing Nigeria over Germany. Nigerians almost ruined his career with death threats for his AFCON error.

  • chuxs 4 months ago

    hmmmmmmm. all of a sudden they are well to keep on saturday.

  • pablo 4 months ago

    Oko-Basket for Nigeria, Oko-Buffon for Sparta Rotterdam.
    Lolz. Za Za Za!