Kaizer Chiefs’ unbeaten start to the 2019/20 PSL season came to a screeching halt as Amakhosi lost 1-0 at home to Polokwane City on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was adjudged to have upended an opponent inside the box, despite replays showing the Nigerian got a touch on the ball first.
The Center Referee pointed to the spot and on this occasion, the former Warri Wolves shot stopper couldn’t keep out the kick as Polokwane’s Jabulani Maluleke converted.
It would prove the decider, but many Kaizer Chiefs fans weren’t letting the Nigerian off the hook.
Akpeyi returned between the sticks for Ernst Middendorp’s men with Bruce Bvuma injured and Itumeleng Khune back from a long term injury
His presence on the bench irked Chiefs fans, who would prefer to see the South African back between the sticks.
We keep conceding stupid goals because of this Akpei
— Kwenza Miya (@kwenza_miya) September 14, 2019
Akpeyi & kambole must be sold with immediate effect
— NewLife (@ZuluJoziGuy) September 14, 2019
— Pork Banger (@chael_Lucifer) September 14, 2019
Why even keep a keeper who lets in a goal each game with that defense? Akpei can’t organize his defense and can’t even initiate attacks. A fully fit Khune would win you half the season’s games.
— I’m a Makhathini (@_Mcebo_) September 14, 2019
The defeat did not change the standing at the top of the log as Chiefs maintain top spot, but tied on 10 points with Rise and Shine.