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Star Player Has Linked with a move to Pirates, but would Chiefs fans forgive him for joining rivals?

demoralizing campaign

After a poor 2020–21 season, Daniel Akpeyi entered the most recent season wanting to reclaim his position as Kaizer Chiefs' and Nigeria's top goalkeeper. The battle for the No. 1 jersey at Chiefs, though, has become a little more intense since Brandon Peterson joined the team. The Nigerian international struggled to get game time once more, appearing in just a few matches as Amakhosi experienced a disappointing season in which they frequently changed goalkeepers.

The Soweto giants were eliminated from the MTN8 in the round before to their uneven PSL season, during which they rotated keepers Akpeyi, Peterson, Bruce Bvuma, and Itumeleng Khune. Chiefs ultimately lost because they never appeared to be credible PSL title challengers after being first-round elimination from the Nedbank Cup, finished fifth in the league standings. After three years with the Soweto giants, Akpeyi parted relations with them at the end of the season.

Any rumors about transfers?

After leaving Chiefs, where he was once regarded as one of the greatest keepers in the nation and also Nigeria's first-choice keeper, it comes as no surprise that Akpeyi has not been short on fans. Several PSL clubs have expressed interest in the Nnewi-born player since the Glamour Boys released him, according to his agent Mohammed Lawal. Lawal further disclosed that although the athlete had had offers from foreign teams, sticking in South Africa was his preferred choice if reports are to be believed, PSL teams Sekhukhune United and Royal AM have been keeping an eye on his progress since he arrived in South Africa in 2015 after leaving Nigerian club Warri Wolves. The Babina Noko are thought to have chosen Akpeyi as the experienced goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini's replacement at the club after Sekhukhune released him. Additionally, Nomarussia has been associated with Chippa, a team led by Kurt Lentjies, a former comrade.

Additionally, Orlando Pirates have been connected to the former Gabros International academy and first team player. The Buccaneers recently parted ways with goalies Wayne Sandilands and Elson Sithole, and it is rumored that they are currently looking for a replacement. A transfer to Pirates would get some attention because Bucs are the Chiefs' main competition And Nomarussia, who is adored by Amakhosi's supporters, has triumphed over the Buccaneers on a few occasions. By the time the new PSL season begins next month, Akpeyi will undoubtedly have found a new home thanks to the opening of the local transfer window on Friday.

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