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NIG vs CAM: Ajiboye replaces injured Akpeyi, Ezenwa to be in goal

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NIG vs CAM: Ajiboye replaces injured Akpeyi, Ezenwa to be in goal

Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has been ruled out of the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon due to injury, and has been replaced by Plateau United’s Dele Ajiboye.

The Chippa United’s shot-stopper, Akpeyi was expected to be in goal for the Eagles as they face Cameroon in the crucial match, but the team’s Twitter handle revealed he’s been injured and replaced.

“Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is out of Friday’s game owing to injury. Dele Ajiboye of Plateau United FC is his replacement,” Super Eagles tweeted on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, has accepted the challenge of manning the goal against the Indomitable Lions.

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“I’ve waited two years for this opportunity and I will seize it with both hands,” said the 28-year old, who captains home-based Eagles.

“I have understudied both Carl Ikeme and Akpeyi, so I think mentally and physically, I’m ready for the game. It is a big game, but I’m grateful that the coaches have confidence in my ability to trust me with this responsibility.”

Ezenwa and Dele Alampasu were called to action in training. Both of them will be expected to be in action on the matchday.

Eagles host the Lions on Friday.

 

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