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“AKPEYI IS NOT A NATIONAL TEAM MATERIAL” – FMR SUPER EAGLES GOALKEEPER. PETERSIDE IDAH

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Joseph Omoniyi

Reactions have continued to pour in after the disheartening semi-final loss of the Super Eagles to the Algerian team in the ongoing African Cup Of Nations, as former Nigerian national team goalkeeper, Peterside Idah as declared that the no 1 goalie for Nigeria in the tournament had no business playing at the senior level.

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Peterside who made this declaration while speaking with Channels TV this Monday morning said the team has a goalkeeper-crisis as none of the goalkeepers selected for the competition ware good enough.

Reacting particularly to the winning goal scored by Algerian and Manchester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, he pointed the accusing finger to Akpeyi for his shambolic attempt at defending the goal; “If you are caught from that angle then it’s your fault. If you had been caught on the other angle then you don’t have o be blamed”.

He added that Nigeria does not have a good team to win the tournament saying the Algerian team was clearly the better side.

“The problem is that we don’t have players that fit in into particular positons that you can bank on…from the goalkeeper…we have a problem with the right full-back, Awaziem will always allow crosses to come…we change our left full-back, we change our central defence…in the midfield we change our midfield because Mikel started the tournament…you could see that we were chopping and changing…that’s a sign of weakness. It means a particular department could be capitalised on,” he stated.

The Johannesburg based pastor further called for the coach, Gernot Rohr to be ‘axed’ immediately.

Peterside Idah is a Nigerian international football goalkeeper and media officer, television pundit and pastor.

He retired from active football in 2002. He is currently a football analyst for Supersport and Pastor at Christ Ambassadors Church based in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

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