Absa Premiership

Akpeyi honoured to receive Nigeria call-up

2016-11-04 09:19
Daniel Akpeyi (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has expressed his delighted after being called up for Nigeria's World Cup qualifier against Algeria on 12 November.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper was initially left out of the squad, with Carl Ikeme preferred, but after an injury to the Wolverhampton gloveman, Akpeyi was called upon.

The Chilli Boys 'keeper is looking forward to the challenge and is confident the Super Eagles will get the best of the Desert Foxes.

"Of course, I consider it always an honour and privilege to serve my fatherland, I'm happy with the call up as I'm 100% fit and determined to justify my inclusion in the game against the Algerian opponents, Desert Foxes," he told SuperSport.

"The truth is that I had looked forward to be named in the first list but when it did not come through I kept faith and focused on my club career.

"I should be arriving in Nigeria on Sunday or Monday as the invitation specified to team up with teammates to prepare for the clash against Algeria.

"The match against Algeria is not going to be an easy task given the North Africans' pedigree in the land but I'm confident we can always conquer at the end of the day to sustain the momentum after the heroic performance against Zambia in Ndola.

"I strongly believe that Algeria will certainly go the way of Zambia in Uyo on November 12."

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