Kaizer Chiefs German head coach Ernst Middendorp has said Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will continue to be the club’s number one as long as he keeps performing.
Akpeyi was signed by Kaizer Chiefs as an emergency goalkeeper from Chippa United in January following injury to first choice Itumeleng Khune.
Since joining Kaizer Chiefs, the former Nigeria junior international has proved a worthy successor to Khune.
And according to Middendorp, Akpeyi is now the number one following a string of solid performances for Kaizer Chiefs in Khune’s absence this season.
“I don’t know, what are you saying? But who has been No.1 this season? Let’s not talk about other players,” responded Middendorp when asked about which keeper was his number one.
“We have a number-one goalkeeper, who is performing week-in and week-out, who is the national team goalkeeper for Nigeria, having done a fantastic job in Afcon.
“Guys, we are looking into things, the performances we are getting week-in and week-out, the record is there as a reference. What you are saying is a little bit far out of the frame,” concluded Middendorp.
Akpeyi rescued a point for Kaizer Chiefs when he saved a late penalty against Maritzburg United at the weekend.
He did the same in a 1-1 draw against SuperSport United earlier this season.
Also he was also instrumental in Kaizer Chiefs reaching the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup, stopping penalties against both Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates in the Last 16 and quarter-finals respectively.
The 33-year-old was Super Eagles first choice at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where they won bronze.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.