The young Udo Okeychukwu was not only surprise inclusion in coach Edith Olumide Agoye’s lineup but seeing him in between the sticks, as the first choice, shocked many supporters and fans of the Oluyole Warriors in the matchday 26 fixture.
Despite making his debut in the elite league and in a derby against an eternal rival, the goalkeeper, who joined the Ibadan soccer lords from Gateway FC of Abeokuta, which he joined from Dynamite Force, amazed soccer watchers as they watched in awe, how he kept a clean sheet, making ‘world class’ saves to deny the Owena Whales any moment of jubilation in the encounter.
It was a brilliant and memorable debut for the Flying Eagles invitee. At the end of the encounter, he was surrounded by the fans of the home team, who could not hide their love for him, due to his heroic performance.
Fans saluted the courage of the 3SC coaching crew for taking the bull by the horns, to start the young shot-stopper in such a big game.