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Rohr Reveals Why He Recalled Akpeyi After South Africa Blunder

Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr has stated that he is yet to decide who will start in goal against Cameroon after including Daniel Akpeyi in his squad, reports africanfootball.com.

The goalkeeper was heavily criticised by the Nigerian media and fans following the Super Eagles’ 0-2 defeat to South Africa in the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Uyo last June.

“We have Akpeyi, we have (Ikechukwu) Ezenwa, we have (Dele) Alampasu, we will see,” Rohr told Own Goal Nigeria.”We have a local goalkeeper, we have a very young one and we have another one (Akpeyi), who is more experienced.

“He is playing in South Africa, and we will see with our goalkeeper coaches to determine who will start the game.”The Super Eagles will play host to Cameroun in Uyo on September 1 and the return leg game is scheduled to be played in Yaounde three days later.Nigeria’s England-based keeper, Carl Ikeme is currently battling cancer, while OSC Lille shot-stopper, Vincent Enyeama was not called up by Rohr.

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