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Rohr To Keep Faith With Akpeyi, Happy With Uzoho

Rohr To Keep Faith With Akpeyi, Happy With Uzoho

By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will not discard Daniel Akpeyi despite the Chippa United goalkeeper’s in Nigeria’s 4-2 win over Argentina on Tuesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Akpeyi posted a below-par performance in the first half of the encounter, conceding two goals in the opening 36 minutes of the international friendly.

According to a team source, Rohr will give Akpeyi another chance despite being pleased to have found a new goalkeeper in Deportivo La Coruna shot-stopper Francis Uzoho for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

“Akpeyi is still in but definitely has dropped in the pecking order,” the source revealed to Completesportsnigeria.com.

“He (Rohr) is delighted with Uzoho because he says he has found a good goalkeeper for the World Cup.”

Uzoho, 18, came into limelight when he made his La Liga Santander debut for Deportivo La Coruna last month against Eibar.

“He has a big personality and that is very important for the defenders,” Rohr told the source.

“When you play with a keeper like Uzoho it is easy for the players around him. He is young and commands his area well and it is very good to have a keeper like that.”

COMMENTS

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  • He better discard Akpeyi oo

  • omo c my wonderful boys

  • Rohr is it how u going to pay Ezenwa! the boy tried for us during the qualifier and now you keep him at the backseat.

    • Ezenwa was in goal as played the remainder of the matches without Carl Ikeme.What makes you think that he is now at the back seat.It is just a friendly.Akpeyi and Uzoho are only in because we cant possibly go to the world cup with only Ezenwa

  • then we should be ready for more comical acts between the sticks

  • Sorry for them in Russia

  • I love you guys. I love the fighting spirit keep it up. We will shock the world in Russia.

  • Edoman 1 year ago

    Akpeyi is hereby discarded. Ask him to carry Basket to the River to fetch water.

  • All because ezenwa is playing for a local club

  • Ezenwa plays too much. Football needs more concentration not delay tactics.

  • Don’t try that apkeyi or whatever he called himself or else u will create a record in World Cup by getting 9 ..0

  • Steve 1 year ago

    Akpeyi is irredeemable! !!…you better discard him before he puts us in another big trouble (has already done it twice ).South Africa have never defeated us in competitive football but they did that under basket Akpeyi! !…world cup is not a joke and not a kindergarten practice , therefore he should be droppedal for serious minded goal keepers .To me the pecking order should follow like this for the world cup 1) Uzoho 2)Enyeama 3)Ezenwa…..with the display of our boys , we are going to the world cup to win it!!..all our players should be psych towards that from now on !!…na human being dey make history no be animal and SUPER EAGLES is bringing the world cup to Africa for the first time !!!….let our players know they can do it !!…and our total first eleven should be the ones that played the second half of match …Iwobi and Iheanacho combo is the best attack we have ever seen in recent times and they both can take on any defense !!…with the addition of brutal Victor moses, na only God can save any team we meet at the world cup !!!…let us all pray for their good health and fitness!!

  • Rohr should not even think of recalling akpeyi or whatever is he called

  • He should make Francis uzohu no1 goalkeeper at the 2018 world cup

  • What kind of faith are u keeping when ezenwa is better than akpeyi?

  • Dear Rhor,akpeyi will only spoil ur record o..u av found uzoho,u av ezenwa..try ajiboye if ikeme will not make d world cup

  • Ekpenyi r juju can’t work

  • Eyeama should be recalled

  • UBI EMMANUEL 1 year ago

    CONGRATE FOR WINNING ARGINTINA’SUPPER EAGLE’ PLS COUCH GIVEN AKPEYI ANOTHER CHANCE SHOULD NOT BE IN THE WORLD CUP PROPER BECAUSE IT WILL SPELL DOOM FOR YOU AND THE UNITY AS IT CONCERN FOOT BALL LOVING NATION LIKE NIGERIA,THE IS NO SECOND CHANCE IN WORLD CUP MATCHING A KEEPER MISTAKE WILL BE DISASTROUS TO THE NATION FUT BALL,THE NATIONAL TEAM SHOULD NOT BE A PLACE WHERE TO TRY PLAYERS BUT A PLACE WHERE COMPLETE PLAYERS ONLY ARE ALLOW IN ALL DEPARTMENT,MY SUGESTION EYEAMA,UZO AND EZENWA IN THE CONTARY IF THE WOLVE KEEPER RECOVER EARLY,IT SHOULD BE EYEAMA, THE WOLVE KEEPER AND UZO,WE MUST GO TO THE WORLD CUP WITH OUT BEST LEGS.

  • akpeyi juju too much o, he should not make the list to the world Cup

  • We need Vincent Enyeama, notwithstanding.

  • Let see Ajiboye in the next game if Dega is doing well up till now why not our Ajiboye both were in under 17 final .

  • Rohr has proven to be a good leader, now I know the secret behind the recent success of the super eagles. Many will end with akpenyi but he chooses to give him another opportunity. #leadersbelieves#

  • Onyenama Stanley 1 year ago

    Nigeria is footballing nature. 11 players at a time. If the coach sees another keeper better than ezenwa an co. lets accept it. This is wc, we need d best in each position whether they participated during the qualifier or nt. Whoever feels is good should b given a chance to proof himself

  • Onyenama Stanley 1 year ago

    Nigeria is footballing nation. 11 players at a time. If the coach sees another keeper better than ezenwa an co. lets respect his decision. This is wc, we need d best in each position whether he participated during the qualifier or nt. Whoever the coach feels is good ‘to go’ should b given a chance to proof himself

  • emeka 1 year ago

    pls can some one help me tell gernpt rohr that dis is our first eleven naw going into the world cup.note this are my observation After Argentina match we need kelechi ihenacho on the pitch at all time bcus of his freekick ability,cus we don’t av anybody better than him for naw,and his best can only b seen when he is played in the right side of d attack,and we also need our best attacking players from d start so dat wen we are leading u can make changes and b more defensive,for naw dis is our bst eleven.1 enyeama, ikeme or uzoho,2 tyron ebuhe,3brian idowu,4 indidi,5 ekong,6 balogun,7 ihenacho,8 iwobi,9 ighalo,10 Mikel obi,11 victor moses,note onazi can come in for iwobi and become d 3 man in d midfield or come in for igahalo den iwobi moves to 7 and ihenacho moves to 9,my opinion anyways

  • Onyenama Stanley 1 year ago

    Nigeria is a footballing nation with a population of over 50million and over 2million footballers all over the world. Only 11 (out of a possible 23) players are need at a time. If the coach sees another keeper better than ezenwa an co. lets keep sentiment aside and respect his decision. This is wc, we need d best in each position whether he participated during the qualifier or nt. Some didnt have the opportunity to themselves during the qualifier. Whoever the coach feels is good ‘to go’ should b given a chance to proof himself.

  • Akpeyi mst stay with us at home.against sauth Africa zero nw Argentina

  • Nicolsen 1 year ago

    Akpeyi was d major culprit in our first ever defeat to South Africa and there are plenty more disasters to come with that guy at goal. Akpeyi MUST be discarded no POLITICS, no SENTIMENTS, no EXCUSES.

  • sola 1 year ago

    Which Akpeyi is he banking on? If he continues to bank on him to the World Cup,then he would be disappointed.Akpeyi is often disturbed in goal,appears jittery and doesn’t have self confidence at all.To crown it,he is old!

  • I can’t really asses Uzoho, but Daniel and Ezenwa and not yet World Cup goalkeepers yet. We still need Enyeama to guide them well.

  • I prefer Uzoho and Ezenwa

  • It’s well my brothers