Daniel Akpeyi

Chippa United goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has stated that he has all it takes to start for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia.

Akpeyi is likely to play second fiddle to Deportivo La Coruna stopper, Francis Uzoho, who will be Gernot Rohr’s first choice in goal, while Ikechukwu Ezenwa is favoured to be second choice.

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Although he is the most experienced among the trio, Akpeyi said he won’t be bitter if he is not selected to play.

Speaking to OwnGoalNigeria, Akpeyi said: “We are teammates and not rivals and whoever is selected to be in goal will get my backing as usual.

“With all due respect to the goalkeepers here, I’m the most experienced and I believe I will do well if selected by the coaches.

“The coaches will decide who will be in goal and once that is made we will all support whoever is picked. The team comes first and hopefully we will deliver at the World Cup in Russia.”