Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has declared that he is 100 percent ready for the World Cup qualifier against Algeria.
The Chippa United shot stopper was a late call up for the crucial 2018 Fifa World Cup clash against the North Africans on Saturday, November 12 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
The Olympian was omitted in the initial roll call by Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr but injury on Wolverhampton Wanderers goal tender, Carl Ikeme ensured the immediate fall back on the former Heartland and Warri Wolves safe hands.
Akpeyi said he considered the late call up a rare honour and privilege.
“Of course, I consider it always an honour and privilege to serve my fatherland, I’m happy with the call up as I’m 100 percent fit and determined to justify my inclusion in the game against the Algerian opponents, Desert Foxes.
“The truth is that I had looked forward to be named in the first list but when it did not come through I kept faith and focus on my club career.
“I should be arriving Nigeria on Sunday or Monday as the invitation specified to team up with teammates to prepare for the clash against Algeria.
“The match against Algeria is not going to be an easy task given the North Africans pedigree in the land but I’m confident we can always conquer at the end of the day to sustain the momentum after the heroic performance against Zambia in Ndola.
“I strongly believe that Algeria will certainly go the way of Zambia in Uyo on November 12,” said Akpeyi to supersport.com.
Nigeria is at the group’s summit on three points after matchday 1 clash success at Zambia in Ndola while opponents, Algeria has one point same as Cameroon.