Kaizer Chiefs Goalkeeper Set To Decide His Future
As he approaches his three-year anniversary with Naturena, goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is set to make a decision on his Kaizer Chiefs future.
In addition, in 2022, Akpeyi will be the only player representing Kaizer Chiefs at the African Cup of Nations, which will be held in Cameroon this month.
The 35-year-old has been chosen in Nigeria’s team for the continental event, which begins on Sunday, and is anticipated to be paired with Sparta Rotterdam’s Maduka Okoye.
He has started every game for Chiefs since his comeback against Marumo Gallants in late September.
Since joining the club from Chippa United in January 2019, he is the only goalkeeper to have started at least 10 league games in a row.
Despite the fact that he is still unpopular with many supporters, his performances have made a difference in a number of games, earning him a new contract.
Akpeyi’s current deal runs up at the end of June and the club has already engaged him over an extension.
Talks are believed to be at an advanced stage with all terms agreed with the only outstanding detail being for the goalkeeper to put pen to paper.
Akpeyi is expected to sign an extension on his return after participating in this month’s Afcon after being the current holder of the first-choice goalkeeper jersey.
Akpeyi has kept clean sheets in 40% of the games that he has played for Chiefs since joining from Chippa United, earning the trust of Ernst Middendorp, Gavin Hunt and Stuart Baxter.
His work rate so far is impressive and wonderful recently.