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South Africa: Akpeyi Returns To Action In Kaizer Chiefs’ Away Win Vs Chippa United

South Africa: Akpeyi Returns To Action In Kaizer Chiefs’  Away Win Vs Chippa United

Daniel Akpeyi returned to action as Kaizer Chiefs edged out Chippa United 1-0 in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Tuesday night, reports Completesports.com.

Akpeyi missed Kaizer Chiefs’ 3-0 home defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend after he travelled to Nigeria to renew his passport.

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The Nigeria international replaced Itumeleng Khune in goal and he was among the five changes which were made by head coach Gavin Hunt with Njabulo Blom, Kearyn Baccus, Siyabonga Ngezana and Philani Zulu making their return to the starting line-up.

Gregory Damons’ late own-goal handed Amakhosi the victory 13 minutes from time.

Kaizer Chiefs will host TS Galaxy in their next league match.

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  • Ololo 3 years ago

    Replacing Khune South African number one is not an easy feat.. Surely deserve to be named in the next SE list of players..

  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    Akpeyi,Uzoho,Okoye are the three experienced keepers on paper to be invited for next month playoffs.

    • KING TUOYO 3 years ago

      EZENWA can not be invited for now. Nigeria’s football league has not yet resumed. He will surely lack fitness to slug it out with the other active goalkeepers we currently have.
      I come in peace.

    • Larry 3 years ago

      I thought players invitation would be based on club performance. If the criteria remains the same then only one of these three will be invited. If invitation is based on club activity, Yakubu, Akpeyi,and Osigwe will be 3 GKs on that list.
      Not disputing the abilities of Uzoho and Okoye but selection of national team players should be solely based on club performance. This will create a rewarding competition.

  • Proudly 9ja 3 years ago

    Watching onyeka playing against Liverpool, he is covering lots of ground and intercepting some balls but to be honest he is too raw (maybe its age) but if he keeps playing like this he might end up getting a red card or a penalty. His tackles are not clean as well. You are always scared he would mistime his tackle and break the oppositions player’s leg. He has lots of energy to run but his quality is not up to what is required at this level. Not saying he is a bad player but his general play leaves much to be desired imho.

  • Presh 3 years ago

    Am tired of Akpeyi’s news man. Let’s move on. 

  • Make una leave my brother. Long time nobody like him here.trust me Daniel our number one .

    • daniel 3 years ago

      Oga goal Daniel, we dont need you in super Eagles, you can keep for south Africa

  • Sideen 3 years ago

    Akpeyi doesn’t deserve SE call up again even though he makes 100 clean sheet in PSL he doesn’t replicate same form at National level as his confidence is too low and his timing is poor too a GK that can’t form a formidable wall and he easily gets exposed on set pieces look at Mahrez goal at the last AFCON he formed a wall and stood behind the wall thereby debarring him from having clear view of the ball he is not a National material and since we forcefully retire Vincent we haven’t gotten a capable replacement of such level again Akpeyi will only cause us more troubles

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      How possible is it for a professional goalkeeper to form a wall and stand behind it…?
      Pls watch the highlight of again and scroll to 4.38 mins and see if he truly was behind the wall

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      “..a GK that can’t form a formidable wall and he easily gets exposed on set pieces..”
      Pls explain what you mean by formidable wall and how conceding from a freekick makes a goalkeeper bad. Maybe we can also say Enyeama too is bad for conceding freekicks vs Kenya, vs Korea and vs Argentina. Or maybe we should assume that all the goalkeepers who have conceded freekicks from good freekick specialists like Mahrez, Messi and CR7 are also poor GKs that can’t form a formidable wall and he easily gets exposed on set pieces.
      Below is another “..poor GK that can’t form a formidable wall and he easily gets exposed on set pieces…” scroll to 3.58min on the clip


  • Gbenga 3 years ago

    Nigerians keep destroying Dan, while God keeps lifting him! His case is a lesson for Nigerian players to emulate. At 34, he is still relevant. Many of his carrer mates have developed pot bellies; you can’t cheat nature! Footballers should cease lying about their age. Work harder, Dan. The South Africans are watching you! God bless you!

  • Igbekun Abo 3 years ago

    More Nigerian goalkeepers are becoming active for their clubs. This is good for the Super Eagles.

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