Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Akpeyi To Start, Collins Available As Injury Knocks Mikel Out Of Selection
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will be between the sticks when Nigeria tackles the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the Round of 16 fixture at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt on Saturday.
Akpeyi was in goal for the Eagles opening two matches against Burundi and Guinea but was on the bench for the final group match against Madagascar which Nigeria lost 2-0.
For both matches, he made some vital saves even though he appeared shaky.
Home-based keeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa replaced him for the Madagascar game.
The Franco-German tactician has also confirmed that Jamilu Collins is available for selection in today’s Round of 16 tie against Cameroon but could not ascertain whether he will come from bench or will start the all-important encounter.
In the same vein, Rohr revealed that the Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel will not be available for selection due to injury while he confirmed that Shehu Abdullahi has started training with the rest of the squad but he will not be part of the team for Cameroon’s game.