According to leaks gathered by owngoalnigeria.com the duo of Super Eagles first choice goalkeppers Carl Ikeme and Daniel Akpeyi could have a new challenge for the shot stopper role of the Super Eagles.
Emmanuel Daniel the Nigeria U-23 shot stopper is reportedly set to come into the senior national team setup as the 22 year old who is suppose to be in goal for the Olympic team in their friendly against Brazil in Rio didn’t submit his passport for visa application.
The Enugu Rangers goalkepper we gathered was not asked to submit his passport by the coaches hence he won’t travel with the U-23 to Brazil meaning his chances of making the match day squad of the Super Eagles in their back to back AFCON 2017 tie is a possibility.
However Daniel must still face up to the challenge of displacing Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Femi Thomas both locally based players as well before dreaming of upstaging the foreign duo of Carl Ikeme and James Okwuosa.
Aside his fine form in camp he is the youngest among the goalkeppers called up by interim coach of the Super Eagles Samson Siasia who also doubles as the head coach of the U-23s where Daniel is the undisputed first choice.
Siasia believes Daniel in the future will be the number one goalkepper for the Eagles and wants the succession plan to start now going by the fact that all other goalkeppers of the Eagles are about same age and they might leave the scene almost at same time.