Absa Premiership

Akpeyi pleased after impressive performance for Chiefs

2019-09-30 10:59
Daniel Akpeyi (Supplied)
Daniel Akpeyi (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was pleased to receive the man of the match award in the 1-0 victory over Baroka FC on Saturday.

The Nigerian shot-stopper did not start the game and only came off the bench as Itumeleng Khune hobbled off with what looked like a groin injury in the first half.

Akpeyi then foiled the Bakgaga attack as he made some incredible saves that earned his side a narrow victory.

"It's good to be man of the match. As a professional player you always have to be ready for anything, especially in the goalkeeper department," said the Akpeyi after the game.

"The two clean sheets [they've kept in their last two games against AmaZulu and Baroka respectively] are actually a motivation to the goalkeeping department and to the team generally because when you keep a clean sheet you're not going to lose the game.

"So it's a huge motivation going into the next game."

With Khune on the sidelines again, Akpeyi is likely to take his place in Amakhosi's starting line-up when they host Golden Arrows on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 19:30.


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