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Akpeyi must stop dribbling – Gernot Rohr

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has voiced his discontentment over goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’ s penchant for dribbling opponents in his goal area .

The keeper almost fumbled Kenneth Omeruo’ s simple back pass in Nigeria’ s 1 – 0 win over Burundi in their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B game on Saturday, while trying to dribble an opponent .

The 32 – year – old , who was picked to start ahead of Francis Uzoho , made outstanding saves in the win but was obviously jittery all through the encounter .

“ The goalkeeper did not concede a goal , which is good for him and for the team . And he stopped a wonderful opportunity in the first half and as you know , the first goal is the most important , so in that situation , he was really very good , ” Rohr said during his post – match interview .

“ Then we know that sometimes there can also be mistakes . What happened when he tried to dribble with the ball , I don’ t like that . He did it , but we will try to make it better next time . But what I saw from him in the last three weeks was really so good in the training sessions that today ( Saturday) he was our number one . ”

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