Chiefs’ Akpeyi out to down Ghana in WCQ

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Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is hoping to book his ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup when his Nigeria side meets Ghana later this month.

The Super Eagles are set to do battle against the Black Stars in their final 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers later this month in a double-header that will determine which nation progresses to football's showpiece tournament.

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is among those who have been tasked by Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen to get the job done, and he believes their squad is strong enough to overcome a Ghana side that infamously eliminated South Africa from the running.

"We have a crop of good players who are able to [help] Nigeria qualify for Qatar," Akpeyi told Chiefs' media team. "Ghana is also a strong team, there has been a rivalry between the countries on many things.

"Football is a big part of this and at the end of the day, it is the team that prepares very well and gets ready to take their chances and defend as well. That is the team that will qualify.

"I believe in the quality of our squad at the moment fully. We will qualify," he added.

The 35-year-old made his international debut for Nigeria back in 2015 and has since won 19 caps for his country, which included a run as the national team's starting goalkeeper at the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.