These patriots gave fans joy whenever they were behind the sticks. Coaches had confidence in their abilities.
Okala was the hero for Nigeria at the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), same with Rufai 14 years later.
Carl Ikeme briefly made the number one gloves his own before health issues made him retire from international Football.
Looking for solution to the problematic number one position has given coach Gernot Rohr sleepless nights.
He has turned to Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Maduka Okoye.
Only Okoye and Akpeyi have tried to show something different but there are still concerns.
Kaizer Chiefs custodian Akpeyi has been overlooked by Rohr for a long time, with rumours emanating that his international career might be over at 35.
This has left Rohr with no quality back ups for Okoye, as the duo of Uzoho and Ezenwa are prone to mistakes.
Below are the three English-born goalkeepers that might give the Apoel Nicosia and Heartland cause for concern in the Super Eagles.
3. Arthur Okonkwo - Arsenal
The goalkeeper has been with Arsenal for many years. He is now training fully with the main team and could play some games in 2021/22 season. Dear Rohr, this boy is waiting.
2. Prince Adegoke - Chelsea
Adegoke is a promising 17-year-old on the books of Chelsea. The good news for Nigeria is that he hasn't played for England.
1. Daniel Jinadu - West Ham United
Jinadu has already played for Nigeria at U17 level. He has been getting some playing time for West Ham United development team.
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