AFCON2019 : Okey Bakassi blames Super Eagles 2-1 loss to Algeria on Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Algeria qualified for the final of AFCON, following a 2-1 win over Nigeria on Sunday.

The Desert Foxes took the lead in the first half, thanks a William Troost-Ekong own goal.

The Super Eagles levelled in the second half, after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decision, with Odion Ighalo stroking home the penalty.

The Super Eagles fought back from a goal deficit in the second half to hold Desert Foxes to a 1-1 draw until injury time. After four additional minutes in stoppage time, Riyad Mahrez rose to the occassion and scored a free-kick in the last minute of the game.

However, Okey Bakassi blamed it all on the goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi for the loss


Reacting to Super Eagles’ loss, Okey Bakassi congratulated every other person on he team for their hardwork except the goalkeeper. He jokingly launched a campaign for a goalkeeper to be picked from Cotonou in the next edition of the football competition. His video came with the caption;

Nigeria will face Tunisia in Wednesday’s third-place encounter at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo.


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