NFF invites Tottenham youngster for Super Eagles' big clash against Mexico in US

NFF invites Tottenham youngster for Super Eagles' big clash against Mexico in US

  • Super Eagles of Nigeria will be facing Mexico in an international friendly match on July 4 in the United States
  • The Nigerian Football Federation have invited Tottenham goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi as a replacement for Ezenwa
  • Ezenwa got injured in training and was unable to travel with the team to America for the big friendly tie

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Joshua Oluwayemi who is Tottenham's Under 23 goalkeeper has been invited to the Super Eagles squad for their coming international friendly game against Mexico in the United States.

The Nigerian Football Federation who are in charge of soccer activities in the country made this decision following the injury Heartland goalkeeper Ezenwa sustained.

Ezenwa made it to the Super Eagles training in Abuja and trained for the first three days before he sustained the injury while ruled him out of the traveling squad.

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Joshua Oluwayemi.
Joshua Oluwayemi invited to the Super Eagles by the Nigerian Football chiefs. Photo by Action Foto Sport
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According to the report on Footballlive, the 20-year-old goalkeeper will have to travel from United Kingdom straight to America to join the Super Eagles squad.

Last season, the 20 year-old played on loan at National League side Maidenhead United.

Super Eagles players on Wednesday night, June 30, left Abuja for America which is the venue of their international friendly game against Mexico on July 4.

As things stand presently, Josh Oluwayemi will face serious competition for a starting lineup against Mexico from Enyimba goalkeeper John Noble.

John Noble has been impressive this season for Enyimba in the Nigerian Professional Football League and the People's Elephant are currently occupying fifth position on the log.

Earlier, had reported how Sparta Rotterdam who are Dutch professional football League side named Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye as their best player of the season due to his impressive performances for the club.

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Although Sparta Rotterdam did not finish among the top four at the just concluded League season won by Ajax, but Maduka Okoye provided series of save that helped his side last term.

According to the official confirmation by the club who took to their Instagram page to announce, they urged the Nigerian goalkeeper to continue with his brilliant form.

The Super Eagles goalkeeper also expressed happiness while reacting to the latest development about his football career.

Maduka Okoye joined Sparta Rotterdam in 2020 from Jong Sparta and featured in 21 games last season for the Dutch professional side.

Okoye was born in Düsseldorf to a Nigerian father and a German mother.

He started his career in 2012 with Bayer Leverkusen turning up for their Youth team. In 2017, he left Bayer Leverkusen for Fortuna Düsseldorf where he played for their Youth team and the senior team.


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