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Don’t Blame Me For Super Eagles Loss To South Africa – Akpeyi

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Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has absolved himself of any blame in the two goals the team conceded, in their 2-0 defeat to South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last Saturday.

The Chippa United stopper has been roundly criticized for the loss, but insists the whole team did not get their rhythm in the second half of the encounter.

“It was really disappointing. We didn’t get our rhythm in the second half. I wouldn’t want to blame it on anybody but I think it’s something the coach must look into.

“I don’t really think we underrated the South Africans, the coach often harped on focus but it’s unfortunate we lost our focus and I don’t know the reason why.

“Somehow in the second half of the game we lost our rhythm and our focus but I believe we will bounce back,” he told CompleteSports.


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