The two outfits meet in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier and Akpeyi has talked up South Africa's nation team prior to the encounter.
“The majority of the players know each other as they have been playing together for a while now. Their recent results show that they are still one of the best,” Akpeyi told his club's official site.
Akpeyi the current generation of the Super Eagles need to restore some of the national pride that has been lost in recent years.
“We used to be the Pride of Africa, but we have not done well in recent years. Our focus is on doing well for the country, and take the Super Eagles to where they belong," he said.
“We are going to give our all to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019, after missing out on the last edition."