The Nigerian international, who was named in the Eredivisie team of the just-concluded season, has received another big award following an impressive debut campaign in the top-flight
Nigeria’s first-choice goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has been voted the best player of the season at his club, Sparta Rotterdam.
— Maduka Okoye (@OkoyeMaduka) June 30, 2021
Maduka Okoye was signed on a free transfer from the German side- Fortuna Dusseldorf II in the summer of 2020, and he was an instant hit at the Rotterdam based side.
Okoye saw off a difficult start to life in the Eredivisie and became an integral part of the Dutch side, making crucial saves for his team, which helped them finish in eighth place.
The Super Eagles goalkeeper featured in 28 league matches for Sparta Rotterdam with a 68% save rate. He also saved one of the three penalties that he faced and made just two errors leading to a goal throughout the season.
Okoye’s performance is impressive, given it’s his first season in the top-flight. The 22-year-old broke into the naational team fold in 2019 and has gone on to establish himself as the undisputed number one.
Under the tutelage of Gernot Rohr, he has appeared in eight games for the three-time African champions.