Absa Premiership

Middendorp: Akpeyi will start, Khune isn't ready

2019-12-06 08:02
Itumeleng Khune
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp has confirmed that Daniel Akpeyi will start in goal against Bloemfontein Celtic as Itumeleng Khune is not ready yet.

Khune only recently completed his recovery from a groin injury and Middendorp has made it clear that even though the Bafana Bafana international is training again he isn't quite fit to play.

"I am so happy that... I was really irritated and confused that no one is asking about Khune," Middendorp told the media as quoted by Phakaaathi.

"As I said, he is not injured, he is in training now. We have to make a decision about who now from a point of competitiveness is best prepared for this game we have on Saturday evening.

"It is Daniel Akpeyi and it is he who will play. The second best prepared at the moment is Bruce Bvuma and he will be the second goalkeeper."

Amakhosi will be hoping to consolidate their 10-point lead at the top of the Absa Premiership standings when they take on Phunya Sele Sele at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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