Ikeme’s replacement, Akpeyi vows to stop Algeria….

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi said he is determined to keep a clean sheet and justify his call up to replace injured first choice keeper Carl Ikeme for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Uyo. Akpeyi said he considers the late call up as a rare honour and privilege even though he was cocksure he merited the early invitation. “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 percent fit and determined to justify my inclusion in the game against the Algerian side.

Gernot Rohr had led the team to an inspiring Algerian opponents, Desert Foxes. “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 focus on my club career. “I should be arriving 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,” said Akpeyi. – Culled from Vanguard

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