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Opinion : Gernot Rohr Should Drop Maduka Okoye for Daniel Akpeyi

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Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was in goal for Sparta Rotterdam in their 4-0 home loss to Cambuur in their Eredivisie encounter on Sunday.

It was the second time Okoye has let in four goals this season, after conceding four against FC Utrecht in the opening match of the campaign on August 15.

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Issa Kallon (brace), Alex Bangura and Tom Boere all beat the Nigerian international, and he was later shown a yellow card in the 88th minute for complaining.

Okoye has now conceded fourteen goals in eight matches this season, with an average of two goals per 90 minutes.

In the national team, He also conceded five in the last six games, although he kept three clean sheets in that period. 

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It is now safe to say, the 21-year-old is out of form and Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr should consider starting Daniel Akpeyi or Francis Uzoho for the next international game. 

The Super Eagles will face Central African Republic in October and Rohr can't afford to start a goalkeeper who is not at his best for one of the most important match.

A player who's out of form is usually short of confidence and he will need sometime away from the spotlight to regain the full form. 

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Rohr should bench Okoye for the game and start any of Akpeyi or Uzoho, who are doing well at the moment. By doing so, he's creating competition for the goalkeepers, which is also the best or the team.  

It will be a slap on the faces of the goalkeepers who are doing well at the moment, should Okoye play the two game against Central African Republic. 

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