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Kaizer Chiefs release Akpeyi after three-and-a-half years

Kaizer Chiefs release Akpeyi after three-and-a-half years

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has been released by South African league giants Kaizer Chiefs.

The Nigerian is contracted to the club until June 30, 2022.

The announcement was made by the club on social media on Wednesday, ”Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will leave the Club, with his contract set to expire on 30 June 2022. The Nigerian international signed mid-season from Chippa United in 2018/19 and featured 69 times in three-and-a-half years for Amakhosi. Farewell and good luck!” The club tweeted.

Akpeyi joined the side in 2019 from rivals Chippa United and was the club’s first choice keeper after long-term serving keeper and captain, Itumeleng Khune, suffered several injuries. 

The Nigeria international was in line to sign a contract extension with the club before the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in January but talks were held off till the end of the competition.

He however found it difficult to break back into the starting line up with youngsters Brandon Peterson and Bruce Bvuma juggling the first and second choice spot. 

Akpeyi has thanked the club for giving him the opportunity to represent them, “An era has come and gone and a new one will begin, God has been faithful throughout this journey. My love for Kaizer Chiefs knows no bounds, every part makes me strong for the journey ahead,” the former Warri Wolves shot stopper tweeted.

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