Biography Of Daniel Akpeyi (Footballer)

Biography Intro:  Daniel Akpeyi (born 8 March 1986) is a Nigerian football goalkeeper who plays for Chippa United.

NAME:  Daniel Akpeyi

DATE OF BIRTH:  8 March 1986

PLACE OF BIRTH: Nnewi, Nigeria

OCCUPATION:  Nigerian football goalkeeper who plays for Chippa United.


Akpeyi was a member of the Nigeria national under-20 football team at 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Netherlands and was in the 22-man squad before the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, but did not see action in either tournament. He was also called up to the 23-man squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship as a backup to Chigozie Agbim.

On 6 May 2014 Akpeyi was named in the 30-man provisional squad ahead of 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He made his first full cap in 2015, called in for the friendly vs. South Africa as a replacement for an injured Vincent Enyeama. He saved a penalty and was lauded for his strong keeping in his Man of the Match performance.

He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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