Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been named player of the month for September/October in the ABSA Premiership, GoalBall can report.
The 33-year-old has been in fantastic form for Kaizer Chiefs this season and has established himself as the Amakhosi’s first choice goalie following an injury to Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune.
The Nigeria international made his 9th league appearance on Wednesday night in Kaizer Chiefs 4-0 away win against Stellenbosch FC at the Cape Town Stadium.
Akpeyi who was surprised to win the individual award thanked the Kaizer Chiefs’ technical team for their support.
“It is (award) a big surprise to me, but it also shows the importance of putting the effort forward in whatever you do. I give credit to the technical team who have been patient with me,” Akpeyi told a news conference on Thursday.
“I’m settling in, I’m taking each game as it comes. Khune is a good keeper, I’m just grateful for the opportunity from the coach.
“It’s a healthy competition in that department. I’m just happy to be improving all the time.”
Kaizer Chiefs boss, Ernst Middendorp was also named coach of the month for September/October.