Maduka Okoye shines as Rotterdam bolsters survival hopes with important win
Maduka Okoye helped his team to an important victory in their battle to survive the fall of the Eredivisie.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye played a decisive role in helping Rotterdam beat hosts 2-1 at Hitachi Capital.
Despite not keeping a clean sheet, Okoye made four (4) saves, including diving saves, en route to helping his relegation-threatened club move within two points of safety thanks to this important and three-point victory.
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The home side dominated the game from start to finish but there were good chances at both ends of the field.
However, the visitors drew first blood when Arno Verschueren opened the scoring in the 20th minute to put Rotterdam ahead at the break.
The second half saw Rotterdam double their lead through Lennart Thy 12 minutes into the second half.
Groningen pulled one back thanks to Bjorn Meijer’s well-taken strike 13 minutes from time.
But it was too late as Rotterdam held on to the win and three points which sees them moving within three points of safety.