Akpeyi faces the axe at Kaizer Chiefs, Eagles Goalie considered Surplus


Daniel Akpeyi could be shipped out by Kaizer Chiefs ahead of the new PSL season according to reports in South Africa.

Akpeyi joined Amakhosi from Chippa United in January after a season-ending injury to first choice goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.


As a result, Khune who is also Bafana Bafana’s first choice missed out on a place in Stuart Baxter’s team to the AFCON 2019.


While He is expected to make a return in the 2019/20 season, that could also mean Akpeyi drops to third, in the pecking order.


H/T Soccer Laduma, Kaizer Chiefs have nine players on their books that are not born in South Africa, although only seven of them need to be registered as a foreigner for the 2019/20 season.


The Premier Soccer League’s rules allow clubs to have five non-South Africans registered at any one time, however if the player receives permanent residence – like Khama Billiat and Willard Katsande – they can be registered as a local.


With Kambole, Kotei and Nurkovic all set to be registered following their arrival, there are exits on the cards for the club’s other foreign players, though the decision on which two will be registered should become easier if/ when Hadebe secures a move to Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkey.


That leaves Castro, Akpeyi and ‘Dax’ – all of whom still have very uncertain futures at the club – and there is even the possibility that (with Castro transfer-listed and Akpeyi likely to be third choice if Itumeleng Khune and Bruce Bvuma are fit) none of them may be at the club by the time the transfer window closes.


Meanwhile, Akpeyi who is on duty with Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations was between the sticks when the Eagles eliminated Bafana Bafana from the competition in the quarter-final.


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