EXCLUSIVE: Akpeyi warns Rivers United ahead of Celtic tie

EXCLUSIVE: Akpeyi warns Rivers United ahead of Celtic tie

South Africa based Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has sounded a note of warning to Rivers United ahead of Wednesday’s Total CAF Confederation Cup (TotalCAFCC) clash with Bloemfontein Celtic in South Africa, reports www.aclsports.com

Akpeyi, 34, plays for CAF Champions League campaigners Kaizer Chiefs in the DSTV Premiership and was in goal when his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Celtic on Saturday evening.

Akpeyi highlighted some of the dangerous features of the Bloemfontein Celtic side in an exclusive chat with www.aclsports.com

“In my own opinion, Celtics is one team that is tactical and highly technical. They have fast runners up forward and they have good combinations in midfield and they are defensively strong as well,” said Akpeyi to www.aclsports.com

Having featured for a number of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs including Nasarawa United, Heartland and Warri Wolves before leaving for South Africa, Akpeyi also spoke on a special attribute of Nigerian teams which could help Rivers United against Celtic.

“One thing that I know about the Nigerian teams is that they are physically strong so that could be one aspect that can play a role for them in achieving the result which they look forward to.

“But Celtic is definitely one team that is a difficult side to play if you’re not fully prepared for them,” added Akpeyi whose team Kaizer Chiefs will host Angolan side Primero de Agosto also on Wednesday.

Rivers United arrived South Africa on Sunday ahead of Wednesday’s first leg first round tie against Celtic billed for the 22,000 capacity Dr Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein, starting from 5pm Nigerian time.

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