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Akpeyi’s Heroics Secure Telkom Knockout Q-Finals Spot For Kaizer Chiefs

Akpeyi’s Heroics Secure Telkom Knockout  Q-Finals Spot For Kaizer Chiefs

Daniel Akpeyi was the hero as Kaizer Chiefs booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup with a 4-2 penalty shootout win against Cape Town City at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, reports Completesports.com.

Kermit Erasmus gave Cape Town City the lead in the 34th minute after a period of sustained pressure.

Akpeyi kept Kaizer Chiefs in the game with three fine saves in the second half.

Samir Nurkovic then scored late on to take the game into extra time.
Neither side could find the back of the net in extra time and the encounter had to be settled on penalties.

Kaizer Chiefs converted four of their five penalties with Lebogang Manyama missing his spot-kick while Akpeyi made a save to help his team progress.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Asoko Emmanuel 5 years ago

    This guy is so unfortunate as to always have his mistakes outmentioned compared to his strength.Am actually one of the fans of this guy for his discipline and good goal keeping prowess.I know many will not appreciate him cos of his looks which keeps people off as lack of confidence.But on the flip side this guy is good.Wonder why people don’t remember the great safes he made in Afcon,òoooh what a pity.Akpeyi may God bless u and grant u favour.

  • Paschal 5 years ago

    Please complete sports if this is a joke, stop it. Akpeyi has played his part with the Super Eagles and we thank him for a job well done. We love him and we wish him well but please we need younger goalkeepers. Let us allow Akpeyi rest and focus on his career. Thank you.

  • Sunny 5 years ago

    I hope you people are not trying to market him? Sportswriters that have the interest of the country at heart will not try to sell such a player to the national team handlers.
    You are probably merely reporting what happened.
    Good luck to him.

  • SOLENE 5 years ago

    I don’understand what is wrong with this complete sport journalists. Did Akpeyi paid you guys for publicity?

    • Ayodele 5 years ago

      I wonder ohhh. A keeper full of calamity . even uzoho in his very early days with eagles never commit calamity like him and uzoho was supposed to be an under twenty player.shame on akpeyi for all the opportunity to shine given to him but rather he let the country down every time. Make he dey shine with those mediocre SA players,abeg we no need am again.

  • effiong anietie 5 years ago

    Akpabasket, we are done with u,m happy uzoho has improved even the second choice that came up for uzoho in Brazil friendly. We have breath a great sigh of relief since u left the Eagles.

  • Akpeyi is a fine keeper I keep saying it . mistake in football is for everyone , if akpeyi wrong sometime dose not make him a bad keeper

  • Ololo 5 years ago

    akpeyi is the talk of the town in South Africa right now… he was wonderful yesterday, many South African even had to apologize to him for all the bad things they have said to him…. Now uzoho is injured I think luck is about to shine on him again.. Know rohn for selecting based on form, akpeyi might sneak through the list of goalkeepers for next match.. He might still be useful for the short time basis, but it’s a difficult one to call, based on the fact that our young goalkeeper is largely inexperienced and that could be costly at international matches where you need points to qualify.. This is a tough call

    • You are one his paid agent I guess.. so he is now talk of the town because he saved a penalty? Anyway, his time is up in the national team.

  • Did I heard you say talk in town,then let them go with him,i wish he becomes South African immediately,

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