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Okoye To Make Tremendous Eagles Return In opposition to Guinea-Bissau In 2023 AFCON Qualifiers

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Maduka Okoye will probably be again with the Tremendous Eagles after they face Guinea-Bissau within the 2023 AFCON double header in September this 12 months, Completesports experiences.

This was revealed by a member of the NFF’s Communications Division, Ayo Ibidapo.

Okoye has not featured for the Eagles for the reason that 2021 AFCON spherical of 16 conflict in opposition to Tunisia.

The Eagles misplaced the sport 1-0 with Okoye closely criticized for the defeat after failing to take care of an extended vary strike.

For the reason that defeat to Tunisia, Okoye missed the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Ghana and the pleasant video games with Mexico and Ecuador.

Additionally, he was a part of the squad for the 2023 AFCON qualifiers in opposition to Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Principe.

Following his continued absence, there have been unconfirmed experiences that the Watford keeper, snubbed makes an attempt by the brand new teaching crew led by Jose Peseiro to succeed in out to him.

Ibidapo, nevertheless, denied the claims stating that Okoye is even shocked by the allegations.

”Not true @OkoyeMaduka has ignored makes an attempt by Coach Peseiro and his Tech. crew to succeed in out to him, opposite to experiences. Okoye who has been talking with @NGSuperEagles Staff Admin, Dayo Enebi questioned the place such emanated from. He’s accessible for choice for subsequent set of video games,” Ibidapo wrote on Twitter.

Okoye has since resumed with English Championship membership Watford from Sparta Rotterdam forward of the 2022/23 season.

He was spectacular for Sparta Rotterdam as he helped them keep away from relegation.

Guinea-Bissau will host the Eagles within the third spherical of the qualifiers earlier than visiting Nigeria for the reverse fixture.

The Eagles high Group A on six factors after recording wins in opposition to Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Principe.

Guinea-Bissau are second behind the Eagles after one win and a draw.

By James Agberebi

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