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Akpeyi turns on the style in Nigeria training with remarkable saves

22:13 BST 03/10/2017
Daniel Akpeyi
The 31-year-old showcased his goalkeeping skills and superb reflexes, helping him to catch the eye of Gernot Rohr and football fans

Daniel Akpeyi is priming himself for Saturday’s World Cup qualifying with Zambia by turning on the style on the training field.

Gernot Rohr’s men will be looking to grab an early ticket for Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup by subduing the Chipolopolo who feel they can upset the three-time African champions in Uyo.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa’s heroics against Cameroon – which could hand him the starter’s shirt against the south Africans – does not appear to have knocked the confidence of the Chippa United goalkeeper, as he made brilliant saves which drew applause from the over 200 spectators at the Godswill Akpabio stadium.

Akpeyi has not always been a regular for his South African team this season, but his ability remains without question.

Rohr will have noted his efforts in training on Tuesday, with the Olympic Bronze medallist producing sublime saves – including saving Ahmed Musa’s penalty.

Will the German tactician throw the 31-year-old into the fray against Chipolopolo or will he stick with Ezenwa who halted the attacking forays of Cameroon?