- Daniel Akpeyi is not part of the Super Eagles squad that will face Benin and Lesotho
- The 34-year-old admitted that he has no problem with him not being invited
- Akpeyi was among the Super Eagles stars who finished third at 2019 AFCON
Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has explained that he is not worried about not being invited by coach Gernot Rohr for Super Eagles' next two games against Benin and Lesotho.
Akpeyi has been one of the best Nigerian goalkeepers considering his experiences and was also part of the Super Eagles team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
Super Eagles are currently training in Lagos ahead of their first game against Benin Republic on Saturday and the team has three goalkeepers in camp.
They are Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and Enyimba number one goalie John Noble who got the call-up based on his team's superb performances in CAF competitions.
According to the report on Complete Sports, Daniel Akpeyi stated clearly that he is not surprised about not being invited adding that he will continue to do his best at his club.
“The truth is that is I keep my thoughts open and as far as I’m concerned, nothing surprises me in football anymore, because I’ve been in the game for long to understand what it’s all about.
“All I just need to do is to focus on my club because I’m not contracted to the national team. I need to focus on where I have a contract and do my best.
“National team is opened to everyone and it’s a privilege to be called up into the national team.”
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Gernot Rohr who is the gaffer of the Super Eagles stated emphatically that himself and his wards are traveling to Benin Republic to beat the host nation in AFCON qualifying encounter.
Benin Republic will be hosting the Super Eagles of Nigeria this coming Saturday in an encounter that is expected to be tough for the three-time African champions.
For the past eight years, Benin Republic have not lost any game in their home ground in Porto Novo, but Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr explained that his players would get the win.
Throughout the year 2020, Super Eagles failed to get any victory and were forced to draws in their last two games against Sierra Leone.
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