South African giants Kaizer Chiefs have announced that Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will leave the club at the end of June. The announcement was made via the club’s official Twitter handle on Wednesday afternoon.
Player Updates!— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) June 1, 2022
Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will also leave the Club, with his contract set to expire on 30 June 2022. The Nigerian international signed mid-season from Chippa United in 2018/19 and featured 69 times in 3.5 years for Amakhosi
Farewell and good luck!#Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/aBKaDHob9S
Akpeyi, 35, was close to agreeing to a new deal with the Soweto club in November 2021; but the sudden turn of events at the club has seen him relegated to the bench since his return from the AFCON in Cameroon.
The former Warri Wolves goalkeeper joined Chiefs from Chippa United in January 2019 as a short-term solution to cover for the injured Itumeleng Khune, and the Super Eagles shot-stopper impressed immediately. However, the rise of Bruce Bvuma and the acquisition of Brandon Peterson limited his chances at the club in the second half of the just-concluded season.
Akpeyi made 69 appearances for Chiefs, keeping 27 clean sheets in the process, and last played for Amakhosi in the 2-0 league win over Maritzburg United in December 2021.