Trouble for Super Eagle ahead of Sierra Leone tie as Daniel Akpeyi suffers injury

Daniel Akpeyi has suffered an injury while playing for Kaizer Chiefs against Wits

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The Nigerian goalkeeper is now expected to be out of action for some games

Akpeyi was among the Super Eagles stars that won bronze at the 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles’ goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is now on the verge of being out of action for a long term after suffering an injury while playing for his club Kaizer Chiefs against Bidvest Wits.

Daniel Akpeyi and his teammates at Kaizer Chiefs suffered a 1-0 defeat against Wits in the South African Premier League encounter on Sunday, August 30.

But the Nigerian goalkeeper did not finish the match with Kaizer Chiefs after suffering an injury in the 43rd minute following a collision with Mxolisi Macuphu.

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Akpeyi spent up to 10 minutes on the pitch while being treated by the medical professionals before being taken out to the hospital.

The Nigerian star was replaced with Bruce Bvuma who went on to concede the goal that condemned Kaizer Chiefs to a defeat in the tough League encounter.

This is the first time in 12 matches that Chiefs will not be scoring in a League game and they have themselves to blame after spurning many goal-scoring opportunities.

Akpeyi has been an important member of the Kaizer Chiefs this season and has played 25 games for the club.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will now be hoping that Akpeyi’s latest injury does not affect him from playing for Nigeria in November against Sierra Leone.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigeria who are three-time African champions will in November this year continue their quest to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations by facing Sierra Leone in a double header.

The two games should have been played five months ago, but the Confederation of African Football (CAF) postponed the two fixtures due to the coronavirus.

Covid-19 did not only stop the Nations Cup qualifying games, but it put on hold all sports in Africa and many parts of the world.

According to the latest report on Complete Sports, the Confederation of African Football are now said to have sent the Nigerian Football Federation the new date the two games will be played.

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In the letter sent to Nigeria Football Federation, CAF acting General Secretary Abdelmounaim Bah confirmed that the first leg tie will be played on November 9, while the return leg will be 8 days after.