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Super Eagles Goalie Okoye Allay Fears Over Shoulder Injury

Super Eagles Goalie Okoye Allay Fears Over Shoulder Injury

Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has assured that he is in good condition after suffering a shoulder injury in the club’s 1-0 defeat to Ajax on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Okoye was replaced by Benjamin van Leer the 24th minute after colliding with an opponent.


There were initial fears that the goalie could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines which also put his participation at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in doubt.

The 22-year-old has however stated he is fine and should be in action this weekend against AZ Alkmaar.

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“SpartaRotterdam goalkeeper Maduka Okoye just informed us that his shoulder injury is not that bad. The keeper expects to be able to play against AZ again next Sunday. Okoye had to be sidelined against Ajax with pain,” Dutch online news hub Rijnmond Sport tweeted.

He has made 14 league appearances for the Castle Lords this season.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Great news to start the day with……Okoye please Get back to the pitch soon because SE needs you now more than ever.

  • Ololo 6 months ago

    Same goalkeeper Nigerians insulted and called several names, some said he is favoured due to the color of his skin. This is the goalkeeper we are praying to stay injury free as we prepare for afcon..

    Keshi in afcon 2013 was written off, they already bought travel tikets for his team prior to the match against civ but he surprised his doubters. I expect rohn to do the same soon

    • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

      Hahahahaha…..thanks Ololo for not having a short memory. I hope people who use design optimization algorithms to do word processed similarity checks and IP filtering that returns 7 different people as Dr.Drey will not add you to the list of Dr.Drey’s clones….LMAOOoo

      We just never learn from history.

      The same flimsy emotional excuses of “we are playing without pattern”, “we are not playing beautiful football like 94 sqaud”, “we are not winning games well”, “if we play like this, how will we play when we meet big teams”, “Keshi is not a coach”, he is gather and play, he is depending on individual talents”….wara wara wara……were all we could have used to deny ourselves the 2013 trophy. I still continue to thank God that even some members of this CSN forum still remember today that Dr.Drey was one of the few who stood by Keshi then on KON….ALL THE WAY, till God specially chose to vindicate him in the end. The ever-clueless NFF had bought the team’s ticket back home and prepared Keshi’s sack letter and contacted Pep Oliseh who was then running his mouth on super sport in South Africa and running down Keshi and his team, as replacement……LMAOOoooo. Ngwa, replacement wey sabi pass, take the job na…..the coward ben-johnsoned when his failure was becoming more imminent by the day. He who wears the shoe is the one who knows where and how it pinches. The koboko wey dem use flog senior wife go still dey for cupboard dey wait for the new wife…..LMAOOoooo

      The history of 1989 when we did away with Paul Hamilton when we were topping our WCQ group for a new coach all because “the team is not playing well”, “Keshi is the one doing the scoring for the team most of the time”, “A team that got to last year’s AFCON final shouldnt be playing like this”…..the history of 2002 when the same flimsy excuses of “we are not winning games well”, “if we play like this, how will we play when get to the world cup”, “Amodu is not a coach (one will wonder how he had been getting the results he was getting before then….LMAOooo)”, he is gather and play, no pattern, he is depending on individual talents”, same excuses were used to ease him out. ……same happened in 2010….same almost happened in 2013 if not for God who special chose to shame all of them…….same is what is about to happen now….LMAOOoo

      I was even shocked to read Akpoborie, the no 1 critic and antagonist of Rohr, now crying that Rohr’s sack wouldn’t solve anything…….invariably saying Rohr wasn’t the problem……LMAOOoooo. I’ve also read the hushed tunes with which those who were initially jubilant are not talking……LMAOOoooo

      Its 2 solid weeks since Rohr met yet another target set for him by his employers….they have still not found the A4 paper and the right words they would use to sack him……LMAOOooo…..actually, there arent any, just the same old rhetorics that denied us a ticket to Italia 90, the same old rhetorics that led to our poorest outings at the world cup (consecutively in 2002 and 2010), the same old rhethorics that almost denied us a third AFCON trophy, and the same old rethorics that WILL DENY US AFCON 2022……LMAOOoo.

      I hope those hatred filled charlatans who claimed they wanted Rohr out for the sake of patriotism are still in jubilant mood now that it is dawning to us all with every passing day that AFCON 2022 is now dead and buried for us……LMAOOooo….because I want to see the Pep Mourinho Conte that will take over the team now and lift the trophy in January……LMAOooo. Afterall they claimed all that the SE need now is a tactical coach who can yell at the touchlines and fire up the team…..LMAOooo. 5 weeks to our match against Egypt we still dont know who is leading us to Cameroon……LMAOOOo

      We have always said it long before now, we are not afraid of Rohr leaving, we are only afraid of the type of creature the NFF will replace him with, because they have proven times without number to never build on positives with more positives….its always 3 steps forwards and 17 steps backwards.

      God has even blessed us so much that the WCQ playoffs draws will now be done with the January rankings, which will come just when we would have concluded the group stages, and with a new coach playing his first game vs Egypt who is only trailing us by 29 points on the FIFA ladder, I doubt we would still be in the top 5 of the African rankings by the time that draw is made…….LMAOOooo…..invariablly, we have also put our WCQ in a more perilous state ……so congratulations in advance to that coach who will be appointed to drink from this poisoned chalice and congratulations to all those so called patriotic front cheerleaders who were ululating and rolling out the drums and dishing out lies as to how a coach to took Niger and Gabon to their best AFCON places (which neither country has managed to even come close to since he walked away from them both) wasnt fit to coach Nigeria when the likes of Paul LeGuen and Carlos Alberto ran away from targets like 2018 WC qualification and 2019 AFCON semis which they claimed was IMPOSSIBLE, but which the ordinary PE teacher made easy in our sights…..LMAOOooo. However, those we are hearing the NFF wants to replace him with were either sacked for disastrous and poorer performances or demoted from head coach positions to mere academy scouts in rag-tag teams…..LMAOOooo.

      A round of applause to the NFF and all patriotic Nigerians and congratulations to y’all on the forthcoming successes that will come after now, when you have gathered enough reasons that will not stop a bounty $1.5m-$2m payoff.

      We dont want to hear excuses like some specialists in failure always give their failed guadiolas for not qualifying for ordinary AFCON when they had their turns o. We dont want to hear any silly excuses…….because we knew what was ahead of us and were conscious (albeit blinded by hatred) of the actions we are taking at the moment……LMAOOooo. So let nobody, except the one who wants to be accursed by the gods of the land come and give us excuses. WE MUST WIN AFCON 2022, qualify for Qatar and reach at least the R16 (same targets given to the man whom we are dismissing for meeting ALL his set targets). That will be the ONLY justification for not repeating the same history that hasn’t worked for good for us.

      May God help us to stop being penny-wise pound foolish. There is no miracle any new coach will work now that will win 2022 AFCON, since you are convinced Rohr wouldnt win it either, why not let him go there, fail and sack him for free…..at least that one will not take 2 weeks to type, neither will it involve 1 cent of payout, you would only need to just point at the relevant clause which empowers you to do so……but since there are no clauses to back up sacking him now, it has taken the NFF 2 solid weeks to look for A4 paper, the right words, backing from the ministry, winding up of media sentiments and a whooping N800m to N1bn to not win the AFCON 2022……LMAooooo…what an irony.

      And pls, the NFF should also not pay the new coach will April 2022, they shouldnt also settle the players bonuses from the last AFCON in 2019 to the World cup playoffs in March 2022……still we wouldnt accept ANY EXCUSES……we MUST WIN 2022 AFCON, QUALIFY FOR QATAR AND REACH AT LEAST THE R16……no excuses…..Afterall “we have NEVER had a team this talented in the history of Nigerian football” with the calibre of players we have….players who can earn a 70% plus win ratio in all competitive games for a coach, based on their individual talents….?? Haba, even 2 weeks should be enough for a “tactical coach” to win the 2022 AFCON with these calibre of players……LMAOooooooo

      Cheers to everyone. I still dey road o. I dey come.
      Please when the NFF has finally typed Rohr’s sack letter someone should kindly let us know…..LMAOOoooo

      • Olupotan 6 months ago

        Dr. Drey., Welcome back…

        I had developed cold feet when you haven’t been on the platform for a while now. My prayer has always been with you that God will be with you wherever you are. Thank God for bringing you back.