The first choice goalkeeper of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Daniel Akpeyi has returned back to the form that once made him one of the most highly rated shot stopper in Nigeria.
Akpeyi experienced a downturn in form during the course of last season for his Premier South Africa League side Chippa United, and it affected his form for the senior Nigeria national team.
He was roundly criticised after Nigeria lost 0-2 to South Africa in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers in Uyo last month, with many insisting he should have done better particularly for the second goal conceded by Nigeria.
Coach Gernot Rohr stuck by the 31 year old by inviting him for the back to back games against Cameroon, but injury ruled him out of both fixtures with Ikechukwu Ezenwa deputising in his absence.
However as Rohr get set to name his squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Zambia, where a win will see Nigeria progress to the World Cup in Russia, he has returned to top shape.
His fine performance against SuperSport United helped Chippa United pick a valuable point away from home with the game ending in a 1-1 draw. The performance came few days after he kept a clean sheet in their 0-0 draw against Platinum Stars.
So far he has kept two games this season, and in both games his performance earned him accolades with many fans even tipping him as their man of the match.