After an incredible howler against Polokwane City in the South African Premier Soccer League over the weekend that caused his new club Kaizer Chiefs two points also putting him in the bad books of the fans, Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has stated that he will rise above the initial criticisms.
The Nigerian goalkeeper joined the former PSL champions from Chippa United in the January transfer window as replacement for the injured Itumeleng Khune but has conceded in both of his appearances for the Amakhosi.
With several fans of the club believing that Akpeyi is not an improvement on their current crop of below performing goalkeepers, they have questioned the motive for his purchase.
Despite the challenges faced, Akpeyi insists the phase will pass. He wrote; “It’s ok to cry and feel broken, it shows you ought to be better than your circumstances… but every time you cry and feel broken make sure you remember no success story has a smooth ride, and at some point, there will be stones thrown at you at every stage you fall.
Even though it’s hard to take those hurtful stones. Remember they are two different dreams. Take those stones and use them as a stepping stone because your dreams are different. When the dust is settled, I will still be standing.”
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp has informed the team’s three goalkeepers that there will be a rotation policy in the club.