Akpeyi welcomes competition from Khune


The PSL’s Player of the Month for September/October Daniel Akpeyi is relishing the challenge to continue fughting for the number 1 jersey at Kaizer Chiefs.

Akpeyi was speaking after collecting his award at the League’s offices in Parktown, Johannesburg.

“Well like I said, it’s a healthy competition it’s not about (Itumeleng) Khune being the number one or something, he has been there for a long time,” said the Nigerian international goalkeeper.

“I’m sure that when he is fully recovered if the coach decided to give him a chance to come back and you know play …which I know that it’s possible obviously, he’s gonna have his time to play, then obviously I’d wait for whatever time I’m be called upon again to play.”

The 33-year-old has kept five clean sheets in 11 matches and is grateful for the opportunity, especially at a time when Chiefs are flying.

“It’s only an opportunity that I’m having you know, having a coach to have confidence to play me while Khune is injured and all that, so if Khune is fine and the coach decided whoever he wants to play we are cool. The good thing about is it is that we have a healthy competition in that department.”

Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp was named Coach of the Month.

By Amahle Siphungu

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