Super Eagles backs Daniel Akpeyi for Russia 2018

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has a chance of making the squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup. Some fans of the Super Eagles have called for Rohr to exclude the former Warri Wolves keeper from his World Cup plans after Akpeyi   made mistakes that affected the Eagles. He said that the goalkeeper is working hard, to be in sharp adding that he has a chance to be part of the World Cup squad.’’

The 31-year-old Akpeyi has posted seven clean-sheets in 16 appearances for Chippa United in the ABSA Premiership this season. Rohr last week named Akpeyi in his 28-man squad for the friendly encounters against Poland in Wroclaw on March 23 before travelling to London to clash against Serbia four days later.