Shongwe advises Chiefs to select Akpeyi over Khune


Legendary goalkeeper William Shongwe has advised Kaizer Chiefs to select Daniel Akpeyi over veteran Itumeleng Khune in the absence of the injured Brandon Petersen.

Petersen has reportedly been ruled out for three weeks through injury ahead of the Soweto giants' next in Dstv Premiership encounter against Golden Arrows.

Amakhosi host Abafana Bes'thende at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Current Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma is also in contention as he has been deputising for Petersen on the bench in recent weeks.

"I know Bruce was being selected as cover on the bench so there's no doubt about his ability," Shongwe tells KickOff.

"But he is more of a project that is being built for the long-term.

"That's why even Hugo Broos has opted for him because he's the future.

"But when it comes to playing now, I think Akpeyi would be my choice as he was first-choice before the Afcon tournament.

"Khune did well during the DStv Compact Cup and he really took his opportunity.

"But what reason would you give for not selecting Akpeyi who had gone on international duty.

"It's not like he absconded, he went to represent his country at a high-profile tournament, he shouldn't suffer for that.

"So for me, he would be the next in line for selection."

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