Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has gained Sparta Rotterdam’s Player of the Season for his spectacular efficiency for the Dutch facet within the 2020/2021 marketing campaign.
The 21-year-old performed 28 video games for the Eredivisie outfit through the marketing campaign and stored ten clear sheets to earn the membership’s prime prize.
“Supporters of Sparta Rotterdam were given the opportunity to vote for their Player of the Season, an election that was won by Maduka Okoye,” Sparta stated whereas asserting the shot-stopper because the winner of the award.
“The goalkeeper, who played 28 league games and managed to keep his goal clean ten times, received the prize this morning from Henk van Stee.”
The teen joined the Rotterdam-based facet in the summertime of 2020 on a free switch from German workforce Fortuna Dusseldorf II.
Although he had a considerably exhausting time discovering his toes in The Netherlands, he has now change into a key a part of Hendrikus “Henk” Fraser’s facet.
His performances for the membership helped them to complete the marketing campaign in eighth place.
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A ‘Wonderful’ Debut Season
Before this current award, he was named within the Eredivisie Team of the Season in his debut marketing campaign within the nation.
“With competitors such as Remko Pasveer from Vitesse and Sergio Padt from FC Groningen, the choice was not easy, but Okoye had a wonderful season at Sparta,” the organisers of the award and Dutch newspaper Voetbalzone wrote on its web site.
He conceded 35 targets and saved 33% of the penalties he confronted through the season beneath assessment.
Okoye made his debut for Nigeria in a pleasant recreation towards Brazil in October 2019 and has since then emerged because the three-time African champions first-choice goalkeeper.