Francis Uzoho was handed back the number one spot and he responded with three good performance, one coming in the Africa Cup of Nations third place play off against Tunisia which Nigeria won 1-0, the others came in the friendly games against Ukraine and Brazil respectively although he went off injured in the tie against latter.
That form earned him a recall to the Super Eagles and according to Rohr he will likely start in goal because his form is about the best among the goalkeepers invited for the qualifiers.
” Akpeyi is back in the team because he deserve it. His form in South Africa has been very good and it will be wrong to omit him from the team. Among the goalkeepers we have now with Uzoho injured he is the one with most games at a high level, so there’s a chance he will be in goal when we play”, Rohr said