Kaizer Chiefs secure Akpeyi’s Future with Two-year Contract Extension

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Daniel Akpeyi has extended his contract with PSL side Kaizer Chiefs and will remain at the club until June 2022.

Akpeyi joined Amakhosi in the January transfer window of 2019 on a one-year deal. The move was a contingency plan after first choice goalkeeper Khune Itumeleng suffered a long term injury.

 

But, the Nigerian has been so impressive he has remained first choice for Manager Ernst Middendorp, although Khune has been in and out with niggling injury concerns.

 

On Wednesday, the club confirmed the 33 year-old has agreed a contract extension that’ll see him stay for another two seasons.

 

 

It is believed Chiefs value their Nigerian goalkeeper at €700k and the sixth highest in the Club.

 

According stats provided by transfermarkt.com the former Warri Wolves Goalkeeper is ranked the 625th highest in value among goalkeepers in the World.

 

Alongside Akpeyi, Chiefs also confirmed that Bernard Parker and Willard Katsande have signed on the dotted line, making sure that they will still be at the club by the time the 2020/21 season rolls around.

 

There really was no doubt the players will be part of the club’s plans for next season after talks went well in recent weeks according to Soccer Laduma.

 

Meanwhile, the club are yet to comment on the futures of other players with expiring contracts such as Itumeleng Khune, George Maluleka and Daniel Cardoso.

 

Kaizer Chiefs are currently top of the standings in the PSL, with 45 points, 10 clear of second placed Mamelodi Sundowns.

 

Akpeyi has made 16 appearances already this season after 19 round of matches and could be on his way to securing his first major title if they hold out.

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