Khune's Chiefs spot under threat


Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune's place between the sticks could be under threat as coach Gavin Hunt revealed the return of Daniel Akpeyi.

Khune has started both of Chiefs' opening fixtures in the MTN8 and DStv Premiership thus far, after a prolonged absence last season due to injury.

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The 33-year-old has for the most part played second fiddle to Akpeyi under Ernst Middendorp, until the Nigerian shot-stopper suffered an injury of his own in the penultimate game of the 2019/20 season inside the BSE back in August.

However, the Nigeria international has since recovered and is in contention for his first showing in the Hunt era ahead of this evening's league encounter against Chippa United.

"Daniel Akpeyi has travelled with the team. He is available for selection after recovering from injury and his passport renewal is also sorted. It is always good to have competition in areas of the team," Hunt told the Chiefs website.

The news comes after 'Itu' came under plenty of criticism for his underwhelming performance against Mamelodi Sundowns at the weekend, when Amakhosi suffered a 3-0 hammering at FNB Stadium.

Third-choice Bruce Bvuma, who has been deputising for Khune in the absence of Akpeyi, could drop to the stands should Akpeyi indeed prove ready for action.