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Akpeyi left out in the cold for Nigeria

Daniel Akpeyi: Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper dropped from Nigeria squad to face Brazil

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by Staff Reporter

Sep 26, 2019 04:42 PM

Tags: World News Kaizer Chiefs Nigeria AFCON 2019

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been left out in the cold for Nigeria, as head coach Gernot Rohr named his latest squad to face Brazil.

Akpeyi, 33, was the Super Eagles number one at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, in which they finished in third-place in Egypt.

However, after being omitted from their youthful sqaud that drew with Ukraine this month, his latest snub could signal the end of his international career.

Having been dropped from the Chiefs squad this week, the veteran stopper is facing competition from European based 20-year-old duo Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye and Heartland's Ikechukwa Ezenwa.

There's also a debut call-up for Slavia Prague striker Peter Olayinka, who recently scored in the UEFA Champions League against Internazionale at the San Siro.

Rohr's side will face the Copa America champions at the Singapore National Stadium on 13 October.

Nigeria squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)
 
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); William Ekong (Udinese, Italy); Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)
 
Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton, England); Anderson Esiti (PAOK, Greece); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada, Spain)
 
Forwards: Victor Osimhen (Lille, France); Moses Simon (Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal, Spain); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
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