History Repeats Itself: South African Human Rights Day Prevents Akpeyi From Picking Up Passport
Published: March 21, 2018
History Repeats Itself: South African Human Rights Day Prevents Akpeyi From Picking Up PassportAllnigeriasoccer.com understands that Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is definitely out of the Super Eagles friendly against Poland and might not be in contention for the game against Serbia next Tuesday as he has yet to pick up his international passport from the embassy where he had applied for a Schengen Visa.

Today, Wednesday, March 21 is a very important public holiday in South Africa, the Human Rights Day, which commemorates the establishment of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), so the embassy was not open to the public.

It would be recalled that around this time last year, Akpeyi faced a similar problem and could only join the Super Eagles in London few hours before they faced Senegal in a friendly.

The 31-year-old has two more days, Thursday and Friday, to attempt to retrieve his passport from the embassy or forget about traveling to the English capital.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has a choice to make over who starts in goal, whether to name Ikechukwu Ezenwa in the starting line-up against Poland or rest him ahead of next week's clash against Serbia.

Everything will become clear after the team's last training session at the Municipal Stadium on Thursday night.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel
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