Super Eagles and Watford goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye has confirmed the real reasons he will miss both international friendlies as well as the AFCON qualifier in June.
According to a tweet from BeIN presenter, Okoye confirmed that he pulled out of the games due to a shoulder injury.
BREAKING: Maduka Okoye pulled out of the @NGSuperEagles friendlies & #AFCON Qualifiers due to shoulder injury. He has been playing injured since April 8th against @AFCAjax. @SpartaRotterdam & @WatfordFC Doctor's agreed that he must get rehab before next season. #Nigeria #Mexico pic.twitter.com/F1pUSKdtZ4— Sulaiman Folarin (@sulaiman4real) May 23, 2022
He has been playing with a shoulder injury since April 8th for his club and the doctors asked him to rest and get healed.
Remember that Okoye missed the last World Cup qualifier against Ghana due to Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Bayelsa Queens of Bayelsa state are the champions of the 2021/22 season of the Nigeria women’s football league after defeating Nasarawa Amazons.
Bayelsa Queens came into the final day unbeaten but needed a draw against Nasarawa Amazons to emerge champions.
Bayelsa Queens striker, Monday Gift was the star of the match as her two goals secured the title for her side.
She finished the season with 12 goals and was the most valuable player of the season.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News