Super Eagles Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi Badly Hurt In Terrible Collision

Daniel Akpeyi Hurt In Collision

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was stretchered off during a Kaizer Chiefs ABSA Premier League clash against Bidvest after suffering a nasty collision.

The incident happened two minutes before half-time when the Nigerian international dealt with a cross from the left but then collided with the leg of an onrushing Bidvest player.

It looked bad and had to receive lengthy medical attention on the pitch before Akpeyi was taken off.

How long the former Warri Wolves shot-stopper would be out for remains to be seen, but it appears his season is over with just two games to go this season.

Akpeyi has endured a difficult period in goal since the South African top-flight resumed from the coronavirus pandemic.

Before the COVID-19 enforced break, Chiefs were sitting comfortably at the top of the ABSA Premiership, but following the restart, Ernst Middendorp’s men have picked up just five points out of a possible 15 to allow Mamelodi Sundowns close up the gap.

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Although not at fault for Chiefs patchy form, Akpeyi has come under pressure from some Chiefs legends, who urged Middendorp to drop the Super Eagles star for Itumeleng Khune- the man he usurped.

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