Born in Germany to a Nigerian father and a German Mother, Okoye is eligible to play for both nations. The 20-year-old said on Friday that Nigeria has always been his preferred option.
“It has always been a dream to represent Nigeria, I grew up more like a Nigeria than German with the blood of my father and the Nigeria Blood in me. I feel way more like a Nigerian than German.
“When the chance came, I took it directly I didn’t have to think or wait for Germany, Nigeria has always been my first choice, too much love for this country.
Maduka Okoye recently signed for Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam on Monday after opted against extending his deal with Bundesliga outfit Fortuna Düsseldorf.
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