Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has admitted that Daniel Akpeyi has cemented his spot as the club’s current number one despite Itumeleng Khune on the comeback from injury.
Khune has been the undisputed number one at Naturena for almost the last decade, but he has only made a couple of appearances in a year following a spate of injuries.
The Nigerian keeper came in to help fill the void while Khune was injured and has gone on to impress so far this season.
Following their match against Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday, The German was asked if Khune is still considered Chiefs’ number-one.
‘I don’t know, what are you saying? But who has been number-one this season? Let’s not talk about other players,’ responded Middendorp.
‘We have a number-one goalkeeper, who is performing week-in and week-out, who is the national team goalkeeper for Nigeria, having done a fantastic job in AFCON.
‘Guys, we are looking into things, the performances we are getting week in and week out, the record is there as reference. What you are saying is a little bit far out of the frame,’ he concluded.
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