Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has admitted he felt more love in Nigeria and thus had to pick the West African nation over Germany.
Okoye, 20, features for Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany and could have represented the country of his birth but chose Nigeria.
According to him, getting a call-up to the Super Eagles team is a massive step in his football career, thanking God for the opportunity.
“My opinion and my advice is to follow your heart, you have to feel it, where the love is. I felt the love in Nigeria, and I feel like a Naija boy, that’s why I chose Nigeria over Germany,” Okoye told the Super Eagles Media Team.
“I felt great after I got my first call-up to the Super Eagles, it was a pleasure. It’s a big step for me in my football career.
“With the first call-up I had a bit of problem, but after that, for the Ukraine game everything was set up, and I prepared well. I couldn’t wait to get to the Super Eagles, everything went well. Thank God.”
Okoye was part of the Nigerian team that played in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.