Akpeyi: Algeria will be tough but Nigeria will win

Akpeyi: Algeria will be tough but Nigeria will win
Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

by Staff Reporter

Friday Nov 04, 2016. 10:42

Late call-up Daniel Akpeyi has predicted a tough World Cup qualifier at home against Algeria, but remains confident the Super Eagles will still carry the day.

Chippa United of South Africa goalkeeper Akpeyi was called up as a replacement for injured Carl Ikeme.

"The game (vs Algeria) will be tough, but we will win,” declared the shot stopper, who featured at the recent Rio Olympics, where Nigeria clinched a bronze medal.

Akpeyi said he received his late call-up with mixed emotions.

"I received my call-up with mixed emotions,” he revealed.

"I am very happy to be part of the team that will prosecute the match against Algeria.

"All we need from Nigerians and the NFF is massive support like we had against Zambia.”

He also wished Ikeme a quick recovery from a hip injury.

"I wish Carl a speedy recovery, but Nigerians can count on me to deliver in Uyo,” he said.

By Wale Oyekanmi

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