Ezenwa to start as Ajiboye replaces injured Akpeyi

Ezenwa to start as Ajiboye replaces injured Akpeyi

- Ikechukwu Ezenwa has been selected as the starting goalkeeper for Cameroon clash

- Nigeria face the Lions in Uyo on September 1 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

- Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye is named the national team's number two

Ikechukwu Ezenwa will start in goal for the Super Eagles against Cameroon in Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker in Uyo.

The FC Ifeanyi Ubah shotstopper captained Nigeria’s Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) squad that eliminated Benin Republic to qualify for next year’s continental finals in Kenya.

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Ezenwa to start as Ajiboye replaces injured Akpeyi
Ikechukwu Ezenwa. Photo: thenff.com

This was announced at the team’s press conference held at the Ibom Meridien Hotel, Uyo on Wednesday.

South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, who was in goal in the November 2016 3-1 win over Algeria at the same venue, has finally been ruled out of action on Friday as a result of injury.

Former junior international Dele Ajiboye, who is number one goal –tender for Nigeria Professional Football League table –toppers Plateau United, has been called in to replace Akpeyi.

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As at Wednesday afternoon, there had been no definite word from the Cameroonians to the Nigeria Football Federation as to their arrival time or mode of transport into Nigeria.

Friday’s showdown at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium will kick off by 5pm.

Meanwhile, you can see Legit.ng's video of the Super Eagles training ahead of the World Cup qualifiers;

Source: Legit.ng

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