Lagos - Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has now
invited South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi to camp for next week’s
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Uyo.
Akpeyi, who stars for Chippa United, was in the Nigeria U20
squad that finished as runners –up at the 2005 FIFA U20 World Cup in the
Netherlands, and was also in the bronze –winning U23 team at the Men’s Olympic
Football Tournament in Brazil in August this year.
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The former junior international is a direct replacement for
Super Eagles number one, Carl Ikeme, whose English club Wolverhampton Wanderers
wrote to the Nigeria Football Federation that he would be unavailable as a
result of injury.
The Super Eagles take on the Fennecs of Algeria in Uyo on
Saturday, 12th November, in a Matchday 2 clash of the African race for the 2018
FIFA World Cup.
that the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Algeria will kick
off at 5pm local time on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
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