Kaizer Chiefs: Daniel Akpeyi to retain No. 1 jersey for Chippa United clash


Kaizer Chiefs boss Stuart Baxter has seemingly settled on a starting goalkeeper after heavily rotating his shot-stoppers during the early stages of the season.

Since the start of the 2021/22 campaign, Kaizer Chiefs have used four goalkeepers across their opening seven matches of the season, with captain Itumeleng Khune, Bruce Bvuma, Brandon Petersen and Daniel Akpeyi all given a chance to impress with the gloves.

Nigeria international Akpeyi is the most recent to have done so, having featured in both of the Amakhosi's last two matches, and now appears set to continue in that role in this weekend's clash against Chippa United. 

"We've settled a little bit, not on giving the No. 1 to Daniel, but allowing him after a couple of good performances to throw down the marker and a challenge," head coach Stuart Baxter said ahead of the match.

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"He's experienced and at the moment we probably need experience, he's been playing well, he's been playing for his national team so, it's not that he's taken the No. 1 shirt, but there's no real reason to be rotating at this moment.

"Having said that, the two younger goalkeepers have been learning a lot from both Itu and Daniel, because they're experienced goalkeepers at the club and we're hoping the younger ones will, at some point, make it impossible for us to keep them out of the team because that will be the future of the club.

"At this moment, both Itu and Daniel are making sure that they're great role models and they're not making it easy."

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