Lagos - Former Super Eagles manager, Samson Siasia has rated highest the side goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Sunday’s friendly tie at the Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, Supersport reports.
Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw with the side’s captain, Ahmed Musa scoring the opener in the 85th minute while a defensive blunder allowed South Africa a stoppage time equaliser from forward, Bongani Zungu.
The Warri Wolves shot stopper had early masterly stopped a penalty that would have given the South Africans the lead in a largely lackluster encounter.
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Siasia said Akpeyi stood out for him in the encounter and would have ended the clash winner if not the momentary loss of concentration from the back men.
“The goalkeeper is the best player on match day against South Africa but his defence let him down at the crucial moment.
“Akpeyi deserved a victory in the clash to compensate his five-star performance in the game.
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