Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has now invited South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi to camp for next week’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Uyo.

This was announced in a statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s spokesman on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Akpeyi, who stars for Chippa United, was in the Nigeria U-20 squad that finished as runners-up at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands.

He was also in the bronze-winning U-23 team at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Brazil in August.

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The former junior international is a direct replacement for Super Eagles number one, Carl Ikeme, whose English club Wolverhampton Wanderers wrote to NFF that he would be unavailable due to injury.

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The Super Eagles take on the Fennecs of Algeria in Uyo on Nov. 12 in a Match Day two clash of the African race for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


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