Akpeyi Or Ezenwa? Rohr Speaks On Battle To Be Super Eagles First Choice For Zambia Clash


The battle for who will man the post between the duo of Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa is set to go down the wire as coach of the team Gernot Rohr is yet to settle on who will be in goal on Saturday when Nigeria take on Zambia in Uyo.


Injury ruled Akpeyi out of the Eagles games against Cameroon, which allowed Ezenwa the chance to stake a claim for the first choice spot after impressing in the back to back games in Uyo and Yaounde respectively.

Akpeyi is back to full fitness, but his return coincide with a time when Ezenwa went to the WAFU Cup and emerged as the best goalkeeper of the tournament due to his display for the B team of the Super Eagles.

Coach Rohr said he is excited about the battle between the duo as it will bring out the best in them, and assured Nigerians that the best among the duo will be in goal on Saturday.


“They have not done bad, we have two goalkeeper coaches ‎and what have seen today in the training session was very good, Ezenwa did very well, Daniel Akpeyi is coming back also , also competition for this competition, so it’s very good for the team and this competition is very fair also”, Rohr said.

‎” We’ll bank on that. Ezenwa did very well also with the WAFU tournament , five games without conceding a goal, he was the best goalkeeper of the tournament so he is full of confidence. Akpeyi is coming back, he is playing regularly at Chippa United at a high level, so we’ll see the best one will play”, he concluded before heading into the team bus after their first training session in Uyo.

Ade Emmanuel