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Akpeyi Set To Become South African Citizen

Akpeyi Set To Become South African Citizen

Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will become a full South African citizen this year following his five-year stay in the country, reports Completesports.com.

Akpeyi will be issued a South African passport by the country’s government after spending the last five years playing for two clubs in the ABSA Premier League.

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The 33-year-old linked up with Chippa United from Warri Wolves in 2015 after impressing in a friendly encounter between Nigeria and South Africa.

The experienced goalie later moved to Kaizer Chiefs in 2018 following injury to Itumeleng Khune and is now the Amakhosi’s first choice.

Akpeyi, who recently signed a new two-year deal with the club, will now be registered as a South African in the PSL which will allow Kaizer Chiefs sign another foreign player.

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  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    Hahaha where are the giants of Africa?

  • KangA 4 years ago

    Very interesting. Let’s see if Uzoho will outsmart Akpeyi when he’s between the sticks for S A. 

    . . . the rejected stone that becomes the headstone in another house!

  • Why this guy wants to be a citizen of a xenophobic country? It’s not everything about the money, you got to have principle.

    • greenturf 4 years ago

      Are you for real?what has money or principles got to do with someone rightfully acquiring citizenship of a country where he and his family are resident for a while now?or do you think returning back to Nigeria is any safer for Akpeyi and his family?principles are your values your beliefs and it varies with individuals sometimes,it helps individual to know what is right and not and can influence your actions by making decisions on what you think is right,so if Akpeyi obtains citizenship in South Africa that is his decision his choice.

  • Chairmanfemi 4 years ago

    So happy for you Akpeyi. Clearly, South Africa needs you. Please go and keep for there National team mbok. Then we’ll have:

    Nigeria Vs South Africa

    Chukwueze, Oshimen, Kalu, Musa even Ndidi will score hat-trick that day LMAO! Firing on all cylinders. Please Bafana needs you. Thanks for all you’ve done for Naija so far

  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    And who says if he becomes a citizen of SA he will be qualified to play for RSA after capping for Nigeria national team in a competitive match? I said it we have alot of I too Sabi comics here!

    • Chairmanfemi 4 years ago

      And to our oga wey sabi!

      That the brain finds it so hard to differentiate jokes from real talks. Sorry for you o. Who in the world doesn’t know that once you’ve played for A National team in a competitive match you become cap-tied?? If I don’t understand how then do I understand Alex Iwobi, Ejaria and co. Or was I not on this CSN Page when we were discussing this guys switch of allegiance??

      Receive Sense bro!

    • Obidee 4 years ago

      No he can never play for South Africa in any match as long as he is nigerian international even retired as a Nigeria ex footballer

  • Dr Banks 4 years ago

    Hello guys, please disregard this fake story, it is just a figment of this writer’s imagination. He just wants to be sensational but definitely a false news. I am based in SA and Akpeyi has. not met the requirement for Citizenship application criteria.
    In SA, you only qualify for Permanent Resident permit after 5 years of residing in the country with a valid work permit, thereafter you will qualify for citizenship after a further 5 years of being a Permanent Resident permit holder. So he will only qualify for PR and can apply for a South African foreign ID for now

  • thank God, he has be mulling for south africa national team. he will be bafana bafana no1 keeper.
    thats why he conspired with south africa to beat us 2:0 in uyo. and take revenge for south africa, when we eliminate them from afcon.
    akpeyi dream come true.

  • Edoman 4 years ago

    He can not play for South Africa after he has done so for Nigeria at various International levels. Otherwise, he is free to do whatever he wants to do with his life.

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