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Okoye dreams Premier League promotion with Watford

The Super Eagles Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is aiming for Watford’s rapid promotion to the Premier League. Okoye, who initially transferred from Sparta Rotterdam to Watford…

The Super Eagles Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is aiming for Watford’s rapid promotion to the Premier League.

Okoye, who initially transferred from Sparta Rotterdam to Watford at the beginning of the year, was loaned back to the Dutch team so he could play for them through the remainder of the campaign.

He had made 30 Eredivise appearances before the end of the season, but he was also keeping track of Watford’s progress as they were being demoted to the Championship.

The goalkeeper, who was born in Dussledorf, Germany, realizes a childhood desire by moving to England.

“I grew up watching English football and it was always a dream to play in this country,”Okoye told Watford Observer.

“It does still feel like it’s a bit of dream even now, so I need a few weeks of being around the training ground to remind me that I’m here now and I’ve made the step to English football. “As a kid it was English football I wanted to play in and now I’m going to put the work in to make that happen.”

On the difference playing in Germany and Holland, the 22-year-old said, “I think the main differences between English football and the football I’ve played in are the fans and the stadium, as well as the history of English football. There is a lot of passion.

“There are also a lot of different styles and types of football within the English game. I’ve always thought it’s amazing.”