According to statistics website Tranfermarket, Former U-20 goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye is Nigeria’s best shot stopper in Europe so far this season.
He has kept more clean sheets than any of his compatriots in Europe this season.
The in-form Hapoel Jerusalem goalkeeper has kept three clean sheets in seven games, conceding 11 goals so far this term – the best return so far among the Nigerian goalkeepers in Europe.
Lugano’s Sebastian Osigwe is the second-rated Nigerian goalkeeper in Europe as he has kept one clean sheet in six games this season, conceding six goals, while Eagles’ first choice Maduka Okoye is ranked third, having kept only one clean sheet for Sparta Rotterdam in 19 games this term.
Omonia Nicosia safe hands Francis Uzoho who is fourth but is yet to keep a clean sheet this season. He has made one appearance and conceded three goals.
Meanwhile, Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu, has urged Adeleye not to take his foot off the burner in his quest to get a national team call-up, stating that the coaching staff are already keeping tabs on the young goalkeeper, whose impressive performances in the Israeli league have not gone unnoticed.
Agu said: “We have heard a lot about him, but in honesty, we have resolved not to bring in new players considering the sensitivity of the qualifiers. We would only invite players we have been working with before,”
“That does not imply that the door is closed to him and other good players, but I want to assure you that we have been keeping tabs on him and other players too. They will all have their chances, as long as they keep doing well with their clubs,” the former MVV Maastricht and Standard Liege goalie added.