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Chippa United Safe Hands Akpeyi Confirms Contact With Rohr, Declares Self Fit For Algeria

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Super Eagles goalkepper Daniel Akpeyi has been invited by coach Gernot Rohr as a late replacement for injured goalkepper Carl Ikeme who has been ruled out of Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 clash against Algeria.

Akpeyi told Owngoalnigeria.com from his base in South Africa that he has been contacted by the Nigeria Football Federation to replace Ikeme, in the November 12th tie.

” Yes I have been called up. I got the invitation this morning. Am so glad to be invited once again, it’s a pleasure and honour to represent my country” He told Owngoalnigeria.com.

On the injury scare that lead to his substitution in yesterday’s PSL game against Bidvest Wits, the 29 year old who was Nigeria’s deputy goalkepper at the Rio 2016 Olympics said he is fine and will be fit for the Algeria tie.

“Am fine, it was just a scare. Am very okay and will be fit for the tie against Algeria” He declared.