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Eagles goalie Daniel Akpeyi Photo

Daniel Akpeyi says he would not let Nigerians down if he mans the post in Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria.

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr invited the Chippa United goaltender as replacement for injured first choice Carl Ikeme.

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And the 30-year-old shot stopper believes he is fully fit to deny the Algerians any goal inside the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo.

I will justify my inclusion – Akpeyi

But the Rio Olympics bronze medalist admitted that, though, he expected an initial invite for the game, he was not disappointed.

“Of course, I consider it always an honour and privilege to serve my fatherland,” he told supersport.com.

“I’m happy with the call up as I’m 100 percent fit and determined to justify my inclusion in the game against the Algerians.

Faith in disappointment

“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.

“I strongly believe that Algeria will certainly go the way of Zambia in Uyo on November 12,” Akpeyi stated.

Super Eagles top Group B with three points from 1 game. Cameroon and Algeria sit in second and third respectively. Zambia are last, pointless.