Nigerian-German goalkeeper Maduka Okoye expressed his delight after getting a first Super Eagles call-up for next month international friendly match against Ukraine.
Okoye is to replace dropped South African-based Daniel Akpeyi as head coach Gernot Rohr hopes to solve Super Eagles goalkeeper crisis after reliable number one Carl Ikeme was forced to quit football due to leukaemia in June 2017.
The 19 year-old Fortuna Düsseldorf II stopper posted on social media his happiness in earning his first Super Eagles call up.
He shared his reaction to his call up in a post on his official twitter handle:
Okoye, who is born to a Nigerian father and a German mother, was to join the Nigerian U23 team last March for their Olympics qualifiers against Libya but could not make the team due to club engagements.