Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye says he’s ready for the Afcon qualifiers against Sierra Leone and hopes to be between the sticks for the game.

Former Nigerian goalkeeper Joseph Dosu thumbs up Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr for keeping faith with Maduka Okoye.

Okoye was widely by fans after he conceded four goals in his first competitive start for Nigeria against Sierra Leone last Friday.

However, Gernot Rohr kept faith with the Spata Rotherham goalkeeper for the second leg of the game in Freetown and the 19-year-old went on to record his first clean sheet for the three-time African champions.

“As regards playing Maduka Okoye in goal again, I think coach Gernot Rohr did well to show his faith in the keeper which will go a long way to help his confidence. If the coach had benched him in Freetown, it would have demoralized him.

“Now he got a Clean sheet in the game and made one or two good saves which is good. But all the goalkeepers need to wake up too because the fight for the number-one shirt is still very open,” he said.

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