Maduka Okoye keeps 10th cleansheet of the season

Super Eagles number one goalie Maduka Okoye kept his 10th cleansheet of the season Sparta Rotterdam drew 0-0 against Utrecht on Thursday, reports.

It was the 27th Dutch Eredivisie appearance of the season for the ex Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper.

Utrecht dominated possession but Maduka Okoye kept out Hidde Ter Avest’s volley, while Abdou Harroui went close for Sparta with a strike against the crossbar.

Okoye was in excellent form after the break to keep Sparta level and they held on for a point, which keeps them eighth.

Sparta are in a fierce battle for eighth spot with Heracles Almelo and Fortuna Sittard, which will go down to the final game of the season.

If Sparta defeats Heerenveen on Sunday then they take the last playoff spot and will join Utrecht, who are sixth.

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