Akpeyi Makes 20th PSL Appearance As Kaizer Chiefs Retain Top Spot

Akpeyi Makes 20th PSL Appearance As Kaizer Chiefs Retain Top Spot

Nigeria international, Daniel Akpeyi made his 20th South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) appearance this season for Kaizer Chiefs in a 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits on Wednesday.

Kaizer Chiefs went into a one-nil lead courtesy of Samir Nurkovic who rose highest in the 36th minute of the game and headed into the bottom corner of the goal, his 12th this term.

A free kick late in the first half led to a goalmouth scramble after Super Eagles shot-stopper, Akpeyi spilled a bouncing effort but somehow the ball stayed out of the Chiefs net.

Wits were denied by a double block from Akpeyi after some slack defending from Chiefs created an opening. Cole Alexander scored a fantastic volley as Wits equalized on 89 minutes.

The match eventually ended 1-1 with Chiefs retaining top spot on the table, enjoying a 4-point lead over Mamelodi Sundowns. Akpeyi has nine clean-sheets in 20 PSL games this season.

Akpeyi has also conceded only 16 goals and has been booked four times in the 2019/20 South African top-flight season which just restarted after the coronavirus pandemic-enforced break.

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

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