Gernot Rohr has declared that Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is the Super Eagles first-choice and he has advanced reasons for this selection.
Francis Uzoho was top choice at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while Daniel Akpeyi was No 1 at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
“Number one is Maduka (Okoye),” Rohr said in an interview with ESPN.
“These decisions I take them with (Alloy Agu)because he is a specialist for goalkeeper training.
“Myself and Alloy, we agreed that it’s actually Maduka.
“We have the experienced Akpeyi doing good matches with this club in South Africa (Kaizer Chiefs).
“We have the young (Francis Uzoho) coming back after injury, but he has to play also now not only on the bench.
“We have also (Matthew Yakubu).
“There’s a good potential now because this position was a big problem for us, so we have more (options) now.”
Super Eagles will round up their AFCON qualifying campaign next month with games against Benin and Lesotho.