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EXCLUSIVE PICTURE AS AKPEYI HEADS TO NIGERIA FOR AFCON 2017 QUALIFIERS

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Daniel Akpeyi has flown out of South Africa to join the Super Eagles ahead of their AFCON 2017 qualifiers against Egypt owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal after our cameras sighted him at the departure lounge of the Oliver Tambo airport in Johannesburg

The Chippa United goal tender was behind the post yesterday for Chippa United in their 2-2 draw against Maritzburg United.

29 year old Akpeyi was second choice to former Super Eagles captain and net minder Vincent Enyeama has been in the international wilderness since the exit of former coach Stephen Keshi.

He has one cap for Nigeria but he is well respected locally within the Nigeria football league where he has turned out Gabros International,Nassarawa United, Heartland FC and Warri Wolves.

In the Eagles camp he will push Carl Ikeme of English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers for the number one spot for the back to back game against group G leaders Egypt.