Akpeyi at the 2016 Olympics
|Date of birth||3 August 1986|
|Place of birth||Nnewi, Nigeria|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2014|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2018
Akpeyi joined Heartland F.C. for their 2010 CAF Champions League campaign, and was again first-choice. In February 2014, it was announced that he had left Heartland to join league rivals Warri Wolves, but a few days later, Heartland denied the move by an official statement, stating that they had no intention to sell their first choice goalkeeper.
Akpeyi was a member of the Nigeria national under-20 football team at 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Netherlands and was in the 22-man squad before the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, but did not see action in either tournament. He was also called up to the 23-man squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship as a backup to Chigozie Agbim.
He made his first full cap in 2015, called in for the friendly vs. South Africa as a replacement for an injured Vincent Enyeama. He saved a penalty and was lauded for his strong keeping in his Man of the Match performance.
He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
- Statistics accurate as of match played 22 June 2018.
- Nigerian FA Cup: 2011, 2012
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
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- Wolves on full throttle; The Nation, 11 March 2014
- Salami Set For Debut; Soccer Laduma, 10 March 2014
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- Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi names weakened CHAN Squad; BBC Sport, 1 January 2014
- World Cup 2014: Peter Odemwingie in provisional Nigeria squad; BBC Sport, 6 May 2014
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- Oluwashina Okeleji (24 June 2016). "Kelechi Iheanacho included in Nigeria's Olympics squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
- "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad – 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced? | Goal.com". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
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