Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi insists that there is no rivalry between himself and club captain Itumeleng Khune.
The 33-year-old has been Amakhosi’s first-choice goalkeeper this season in the absence of Khune, who recently resumed full training.
The Nigeria international has already managed to keep five clean sheets, while conceding just eight goals from 11 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Akpeyi, who scooped the PSL Player of the Month accolade for September/October on Thursday, has opened up about his relationship with Khune – revealing that the former Bafana Bafana captain has played a very supportive role in his growth at the club.
‘On Khune‚ I don’t think we are having any fight on who is going to be the No 1 or not,’ Akpeyi told the media.
‘It’s only an opportunity that I’m having‚ having the coach to have confidence in me while Khune is injured.
‘If Khune is fine and the coach decides on whoever he wants to play‚ we are cool.
‘The good thing is that we have healthy competition in that department and everybody is pushing each other.
‘One thing I like about Khune is that he supports you‚ from what I can see. He’s not actually looking at Daniel being No 2‚ or No 1‚ or something.
‘It’s about being given the opportunity‚ and we support each other from there.’
Chiefs will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the PSL standings when they face Bloemfontein Celtic in Durban on 7 December.
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