Friday Sep 01, 2017. 10:30
Nigeria will be without Daniel Akpeyi when they face Cameroon in back to back 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Chippa United goalkeeper Akpeyi has sustained an injury and he has since been replaced by Dele Ajiboye of Plateau United in the Nigeria squad.
A statement on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) website has disclosed that Ikechukwu Ezenwa will start in goal for Nigeria against Cameroon in Uyo on Friday.
A statement read: "Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who captained Nigeria’s Africa Nations Championship squad that eliminated Benin Republic penultimate weekend to qualify for next year’s continental finals in Kenya, will start in goal for the Super Eagles against Cameroon in Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker in Uyo.
"South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, who was in goal in the November 2016 3-1 win over Algeria at the same venue, has finally been ruled out of action on Friday as a result of injury.
"Former junior international Dele Ajiboye, who is number one goal –tender for Nigeria Professional Football League table –toppers Plateau United, has been called in to replace Akpeyi."
The return leg match will be played in Yaounde, Cameroon on Monday. Nigeria are placed at the top of Group B with six points with four matches left.