Akpeyi reacts after winning Player of the Month

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has reacted after he named Absa Premiership player of the month for September-October 2019. The 33-year-old  Nigeria international has been in fantastic form for Kaizer Chiefs this season and has established himself as the Amakhosi’s first choice goalie following the injury to South Africa goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune.Akpeyi keeper kept his fifth clean sheet in his 9th league outing of the season as he returned to action after a one-game suspension, as Chiefs defeated Stellenbosch 4-0 on Wednesday evening to cement their place at the top of the Absa Premiership log with a seventh straight league wins.Super Eagles who was surprised to win the individual award thanked the Kaizer Chiefs’ technical team for their support as told the club official website: “I am really delighted. After going through what I have and becoming player of the month is encouraging. It says a lot about how much you put in, hard work and perseverance lead to being rewarded”.”Every game I played prepared me for the next game. The games before the Sundowns match got me ready for that game. As a player you want to win important games – the game against Sundowns was an important one and it was a game I was delighted that we won,” he says.”I want to thank the coaching crew, the head coach and our goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter. They were patient with me and helped me along the way. To all the players as well in the squad for being supportive and to my fellow goalkeepers, I would like to say our department has healthy competition because we push each other to be the best, I thank them as well,” says the Nigerian shot-stopper.Akpeyi and Chiefs now wait until December 7 for their next game, with Bloemfontein Celtic the next challengers to end their seven-game winning streak.

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