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Nigeria goalkeeper, Austin Ejide has commended goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi following his outstanding performance in Sunday’s 1-1 draw away to Bafana Bafana of South Africa in an international friendly match.
Ejide who is first choice goaltender at Israeli side, Hapoel Be’er Sheva was remarkably impressed with Akpeyi’s heroics in stopping a penalty kick by the South Africans.
“That was a wonderful performance by him, stopping that penalty kick highlights a night of wonderful performance and I commend him.
“He’s proved that he’s a top class goalkeeper and that Nigeria has a large pool of good talents even on the home front.
“Beyond saving a penalty on his full debut, he put up such a tremendous performance and I think he deserves commendation,” Ejide added.
On the general performance of the team, the former Etoile Sahel of Tunisia and Bastia of France goal tender commended the Super Eagles for holding their ground against South Africa.
“Yes we could have won but it is important we did not lose either. We’ve not lost to South Africa before and not denting that record this time is good”, he added.