Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has received good news from Chippa United regarding the fitness of his experienced goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.
The 31-year-old netminder missed Nigeria’s two World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon earlier this month due to injury, with Rohr not willing to take a risk to field him in both matches in Uyo and Yaounde.
Allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report that Daniel Akpeyi is now in tip-top condition, so much so that he has been named in the starting line-up for Chippa United’s clash against Baroka in the Premier Soccer League on Tuesday evening, barring any last minute change of mind by manager Dan Malesela.
The Super Eagle wanted to return to Chippa United as fit as possible and trained with a local club in Lagos before his trip to South Africa to rejoin his team after the international break.
In the current season, Daniel Akpeyi has no minutes under his belt in the league, whereas he was in between the pipes on 28 occasions last term from a possible 30.
Gernot Rohr is expected to announce his squad for the crucial World Cup qualifier against Zambia in the next two weeks.