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Rohr Insists On Akpeyi As Super Eagles First Choice Goalkeeper

Rohr Insists On Akpeyi As Super Eagles First Choice Goalkeeper

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has insisted that Daniel Akpeyi is still Nigeria’s first-choice goalkeeper despite his error-strewn performance against South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in June, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


Akpeyi has faced criticism after his performance in the 2-0 defeat to Bafana Bafana, Rohr’s first defeat since he took charge in 2016.

But the German coach, according to a Super Eagles insider, says the Chippa United goalkeeper remains the best among the pack with Carl Ikeme out due to acute leukaemia.

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Akpeyi and the pair of Dele Alampasu and Ikechukwu Ezenwa are expected to make the squad for the crucial clash against the Indomitable Lion of Cameroon.

“Rohr feels what Akpeyi needs is more confidence from his teammates,” the team source told Completesportsnigeria.com.


“The coach doesn’t want anyone to feel completely comfortable because he feels others also too can compete for places, but he still believes Akpeyi is his best goalkeeper.”

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  • Rohr is joking with our world cup qualification campaign

  • Make sure your decision didn’t backfire, because he could be under pressure

  • Don’t try any mess Rohr

  • This guy had gonebspiritual….He done use juju catch d coach

  • Aleks 4 years ago

    I think Coach Rohr needs to have a rethink.
    Ezenwa seems sharper and more confident than Akpeyi when on National duty.

  • Even Alampasu will be better on the post than Akpeyi. Rohr pls listen to warning

  • If hé try to mess up our calcification to wc, he will be sack in africa not only in nigeria. What is about all this…

  • this man mumu oo abi he the blind wht happed to vicent

  • nnaemeka ogbonna 4 years ago

    let try ezenwa confidence too.and try to remember Cyril dess
    er WHO have being begging for super eagle call up,not until he become a super star with a big clu
    b DAT is when Nigeria will b battling with beguim, like devid alaba.we shld invite him and commit him comparative matches like did Cameron vs Nigeria to avoid loosing him to another country,he is a promising young player .

  • may be this just a rumour,,,abbii,,, this can be a true story

  • This Akpeyi of person is not a goal keeper.

  • I wonder what this stupid german coach see in Akpeyi dat made him to love this keeper???? Akpeyi is just an error.. He always shakes whenever his in goal post! Gernot rohr hope akpeyi didnt bribe u?? Which kind yeye coach u be na

  • Ezeuka 4 years ago

    This Akpeyi issue is strange to me. A keeper that is always afraid while on duty, cannot grab the ball firmly, and cannot calculate well. I hope Rohr is not doing this to get us out of the WC. Ezenwa and Alampasu are ten times better than this funny Akpeyi