Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has revealed that Nigeria international Daniel Akpeyi has recovered from injury and is available for selection.
Akpeyi was signed at Chiefs to fill the void left after Itumeleng Khune’s injury in 2018.
The Nigeria shotstopper then managed to retain his spot in a Chiefs side led by Ernst Middendorp, as Khune was forced to watch much of the title charge from the bench.
Akpeyi, though, suffered an injury of his own in the penultimate game of the 2019-20 season inside the BSE back in August. After coming in for the final games, Khune again kept goal against Maritzburg United in the MTN8 and Mamelodi Sundowns in the DStv Premiership opener.
Hunt has now said the Nigeria keeper is in contention for this evening’s league encounter with Chippa United.
‘Daniel Akpeyi has travelled with the team. He is available for selection after recovering from injury and his passport renewal is also sorted. It is always good to have competition in areas of the team,’ Hunt told the Chiefs website.
The news comes after Khune struggled in the weekend’s opener against Sundowns as he conceded three goals while looking shaky.
The Chiefs great did, however, receive a call-up to the latest Bafana Bafana squad on Monday evening as Hunt faces a tough choice early on in his Chiefs career.
The club also revealed that Mulomowandau Mathoho is nursing a groin injury and Samir Nurković is still recovering from surgery, while Dumsani Zuma has returned to training and should fight for places soon.
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