Trust Me, I Will Stop Algeria - Newly Invited Eagles Goalie Boasts Ahead Of Crunch TieAhead of the very important 2018 World Cup qualification clash between Nigeria and Algeria in Uyo next weekend, Super Eagles newly invited goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has said he is determined to keep a clean sheet against the Foxes and justify his inclusion to the side.
South Africa-based Akpeyi was a late call-up to the side following the injury to first choice keeper Carl Ikeme, and he’s described the invitation as a rare honour and privilege even though he was in no doubt he deserved to be in the original squad, Vanguard writes.
“Of course, I consider it always an honour and privilege to serve my fatherland, I’m happy with the call up as I’m 100 percent fit and determined to justify my inclusion in the game against the Algerian side,” he said in a recent interview.
“The truth is that I had looked forward to be named in the first list but when it did not come through I kept faith and focus on my club career. I should be arriving Nigeria on Sunday or Monday as the invitation specified to team up with teammates to prepare for the clash against Algeria.
“The match against Algeria is not going to be an easy task given the North Africans pedigree in the land but I’m confident we can always conquer at the end of the day to sustain the momentum after the heroic performance against Zambia in Ndola.
The Chippa United shot stopper, who was one of the overage players in the Dream Team VI that won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, says the outcome will be no different from the Zambia tie.
“I strongly believe that Algeria will certainly go the way of Zambia in Uyo on November 12,” he said.