Akpeyi maintains 50th clean sheet in South Africa

KAIZER CHEFS Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi marked his 50th all-round shutout in the South African leagues on Sunday in their 1-0 victory over Maritzburg United.

The Super Eagles keeper has been impressive for the Amakhosi this season keeping four clean sheets in seven appearances in the DSTV Premier league.

Akpeyi joined Chippa United in the 2015/16 season from Warri Wolves, the Nigeria Professional Football League team. The Nigeria international has kept seven clean goals in his first season in South Africa in 25 games in all competitions.

His performance will improve next season where he recorded 12 clean sheets in 34 games in all competitions. The 35-year-old did not concede in all three Nedbank Cup games he appeared in before his side were eliminated via penalties against Supersports United.

The 2017/18 season saw the Nigerian keep 11 clean sheets in 25 games in all competitions, conceding just 18 times in 2,228 minutes.

Akpeyi recorded just six clean sheets in the 2018/19 season, but his performance for modest Chippa United did not go unnoticed as he was drafted by the Kaizer Chiefs to replace injured captain Itumeleng Khune. .

His first season with the Chiefs saw him keep 10 clean sheets in 25 league games as he was set to help the team win their first national title since the 2014/15 season when they were missing. two points at Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 2020/21 season saw the Nigerian keep 12 clean sheets in 24 appearances, conceding 21 times.

The Nigerian is reportedly set to sign a two-year contract extension with the Soweto giants after an impressive performance this season.

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