With Super Eagles, head coach Gernot Rohr naming his squad for the upcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt, Futbalgalore.com looks at the profiles of the players who will represent Nigeria in the continental showpiece.
DOB: August 3, 1986
Current Club: Kaizer Chiefs
Previous Clubs: Gabros International, Nasarawa United, Heartland, Warri Wolves and Chippa United.
Akpeyi is one of the tallest athletes with a perfect height and weight ratio. He is 6 Feet 2 Inches tall which is the perfect height for a footballer in professional games. Additionally, his weight is around 80 kg in scale. Akpeyi carries Nigerian nationality and belongs to black ethnicity.
A native of Nnewi, Nigeria Daniel Akpeyi was born on 3rd of August 1986. He was born and raised in his birthplace. Born in the early August, his zodiac sign is Leo.
Similarly, talking about his personal life, Akpei is a happily married man. He exchanged his wedding vows with the beautiful Ebert-Kalu Emmanuella in December 2016. Their marriage ceremony was celebrated by close ones including his family members and his teammates.
Daniel Akpeyi is one of the influential names in the field of soccer. He has not only introduced himself as a football of high quality but also registered himself as an enthusiastic footballer and has earned enormous fan base around the globe.
The Nigerian native was interested in playing football since youth and joined the youth ranks of Gabros International.
After his impressive performances in junior level of Gabros International, he was called up in the senior team on Gabros International F.C in 2005. Later, he joined to Nasarawa United in 2007 and played two years with the club.
Akpeyi then signed his deal to FC Heartland on 1st of July 2009 and played five successive seasons with the club until 2014.
Akpeyi further made his move to Warri Wolves FC in March 2014 and played for a year with the club.
His presence and leadership qualities in the team will be important in a stage like AFCON where so many players look up to him as an inspiration.