Super Eagles shot-stopper Maduka Okoye recorded his first clean sheet of the season in the Dutch Eredivisie as his club Sparta Rotterdam beat Willem II 3-0 on Saturday.
Okoye and his teammates have endured a bad start to the campaign — losing 6, drawing 4 and winning 1 from the previous 11 games.
They also failed to keep a clean sheet in any of the 12 matches, conceding 19 and scoring 9 in return.
However, Spata Rotherham put the negative start behind and went into the clash at the Koning Willem II Stadion with a good mentality.
Two goals in two minutes from Bart Vriend put Sparta Rotterdam in good control of the match before Nigeria-born youngster Emmanuel Emegha scored the final goal in the second half.
The win ended Sparta Rotterdam’s poor run of seven consecutive league games without a victory (four defeats, three draws).
The Henk Fraser’s men last won a league match back on September 12 when they beat Fortuna Sittard 3-1.
The win also lifted them out of the relegation zone to 15th. They have now picked 10 points from 12 matches this season.