Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Nigeria

Akpeyi sure of Eagles' shirt



Super Eagles' goalkeeper, Dan Akpeyi is positive he will pick a shirt in the team's international friendly against Peru in Lima on May 23.

Eagles' manager, Stephen Keshi invited 26 domestic players but has voiced out that only 17 will add up to the five foreign-based players named for the encounter.

Akpeyi who made the cut for last month’s friendly against Egypt in Dubai, UAE told SuperSport.com that he is determined to give his best in training so as to get the coaches' nod.

"In my third coming to the Super Eagles, I'll try my best to meet the coaches' expectations. The coaches are sincere persons, they don't drop players because they are not good but simply that they can't take everybody at the same time.

"I'll do my best believing that it will be good enough to earn me a place in the team," the Heartland goalkeeper said.

The Heartland goalkeeper said Eagles will give the Peruvian side a good fight.

"Eagles won't disappoint against Peru, we the locals will use it to further cement our names in the minds of Nigerians.

"Our target is an outright win, at least, to serve as a strong notice for our Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers," he said.

Super Eagles will use the Peru friendly to prepare for the 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Namibia and Malawi on June 3 and 10 respectively, and 2013 Afcon qualifier against Rwanda on June 17.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
N’Golo Kante – a tree that makes a forest
A participant at a company retreat that I attended during the week asked me an interesting question.

Dr Errol Sweeney
Why wait? Do it now!
Referees are at the “coal face” when it comes to criticism. We get the abuse, the taunts, and the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Arsene Wenger’s legacy in danger
In September 2002, Arsenal visited Elland Road and proceeded to trash the living room of their...

Sunday Oliseh
Will Arsenal ever dominate again?
When you talk of the most prestigious clubs in the history of English and world club football, the...