Nigerian Football Maduka Okoye concedes two as Feyenoord beat Sparta Rotterdam

Maduka Okoye concedes two as Feyenoord beat Sparta Rotterdam

The Nigerian number goalie played ninety minutes in the Rotterdam city derby as Feyenoord Rotterdam defeated their city rivals Sparta Rotterdam in the first derby game of the season.

Okoye conceded two goals in each half as his teammates could not break a resilient defence setup by the visitors.

Marcos Senesi controlled the ball into the area and Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord) tried his best to get on the end of the cross to head the ball into the back of the net.

Initially, the goal was ruled out for offside as the buildup resulting in the goal looked like an offside, causing the referee to review his decision with using VAR.

The goal stood after the centre referee consulted the Video Assistant Referee after he had ruled out the goal for an offside claim.

Four minutes into added time in the second half, Steven Berghuis managed to pass the ball to Nicolai Jorgensen to score Feyenoord’s Second goals of the game.
The visitors once again secured the bragging rights of the city derby.

Okoye has been consistent since making his move from German Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf.

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The Nigerian remains Sparta Rotterdam’s most important player so far this season, and he has been able to grind out nine appearances which are three times better than his competitor van Leer Benjamin.


Okoye was in hand to save the blushes of his side few minutes into the after a dividing saves to thwart an effort made by the away side to take an early lead.


He was also available for the second time in the first after following a dangerous attack from Feyenoord almost went into the back of the net, only for the Nigerian to make a brilliant save.


He is expected to remain in goal when his side takes on Fortuna Sittard on Wednesday.

Sparta Rotherham squad

Okoye, Abels, Beugelsdijk, Heylen, Gonçalves Pinto, Auassar, Harroui, Burger, Engels, Duarte, Thy.

Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambille is a senior editor at Interesting Football, specializing in news reporting and analysis. Love's football, follows the game with passion.
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