Akpeyi Out In The Cold As Carl Ikeme Returns For Eagles Tie Against Cameroon


Daniel Akpeyi future in the senior national team is seriously in doubt following the return to training of first choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme ahead of Nigeria’s tie against Cameroon in the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers.


Akepyi broke into the team and won the trust and confidence of coach Gernot Rohr ahead of Dele Alampasu and Ikechukwu Ezenwa in the absence of Ikeme, but after the 0-2 loss against South Africa, Akpeyi was faulted for the goals conceded by the Nigeria media.

Rohr confirmed after the game that Ikeme’s return will no doubt see him reclaim his number one shirt for the clash against Cameroon, and it appears he is well on course to be back for the game after his injury troubles.

Ikeme missed the end of the season games for Wolverhampton Wanderers last season due to injury, but he recently post pictures of himself closing in on a return as his team get set for pre season training.

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His return will no doubt leave Akpeyi’s future in doubt, because as suggested by Rohr, the Chippa United ace didn’t cover himself in glory in the games he kept goal in Ikeme’s absence.

Ade Emmanuel