Kaizer Chiefs keeper Akpeyi gets praised by legendary Okocha

Is Kaizer Chiefs’ Daniel Akpeyi still doubted and maybe a little disliked? This was certainly the case a season ago. Anyways, Jay-Jay Okocha has now shared his respect for the Nigerian goalkeeper.


As everyone has probably noted by now, the Amakhosi number one is currently in Cameroon with the mighty Super Eagles of Nigeria at AFCON 2021, though he has very recently lost the gloves to Maduko Okoye.

Nevertheless, Okocha believes Kaizer Chiefs’ Akpeyi is a big player in the West Africans’ squad hierarchy.

“Daniel is a very important player for the squad,” Okocha told Chiefs’ media.

“He only lost his place through injury and it shows how strong the whole squad is, because once you miss out because of injury it is always difficult to get back for a goalkeeper.

“We believe we have a great squad and we have people like Daniel we can rely on if needed.

“It is a plus for us as the keeper’s role is very important. And it is important to have someone you can rely on if your defence is breached.

“I am happy that we have a happy competition in our goalkeeping department and it is a plus for any coach.”

– Okocha on Kaizer Chiefs’ Akpeyi.

Meanwhile, the four-time champions will return to the matchday green grass on Saturday against the Falcons of Jediane, Sudan.


Sections of Kaizer Chiefs fans wanted Stuart Baxter sacked after only one victory in his first eight games. But things change very fast in football, thanks to the Englishman’s five wins in the past seven games. Isn’t that good?

As often is the case for any struggling coach, poor results encourage fans to question your team selection decisions. Baxter was hammered for omitting the club’s beloved youngsters such as Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Happy Mashiane, as well as Bafana Bafana’s hugely popular defender Njabulo Ngcobo and of course the club’s living legend Itumeleng Khune. Read the full story here.

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