Okoye set for Super Eagles return against Bafana

Ahead of the public release of invited players for the double header 2026 World Cup qualifier against South Africa and Benin Republic next month, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is set to return to the Super Eagles fold following his superlative performance for Udinese in the Italian Serie A.

Okoye was left out of AFCON mainly to focus on his club career .His decision seems to have paid off as he has emerged as the first-choice goalkeeper for the Italian Serie A side.

The Nigerian goaltender made the headlines after single-handedly earned Udinese a win against champion Juventus.

Blueprint Sport can reveal that Finidi George is recalling the safe hand for the match against South Africa and Benin Republic to give good cover cup for Stanley Nwabali who was the No 1 during  AFCON tournament.