Chiefs star on brink of suspension


Kaizer Chiefs are close to having one of their players suspended just six games into the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season.

Chiefs could soon find themselves without goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, who walks the suspension tight rope after just four appearances this season.

The Nigerian international has picked up three yellow cards in his last three games against Polokwane City, Cape Town City and SuperSport United.

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After sitting out the previous game against AmaZulu, as he made way for the long-awaited return of Itumeleng Khune, the 33-year-old remains at risk of missing one game should he reclaim the number-one spot.

Akpeyi has thus far conceded three goals and kept one clean sheet, while sharing the duties with Bruce Bvuma in their season opener last month and Khune, who picked up a clean sheet in his first appearance in over nine months on Tuesday.

Coach Ernst Middendorp, meanwhile, will likely not be too phased by the risk as ‘Mzani’s number one’ is a fully capable replacement while having Bvuma as a back-up.

Amakhosi will next face Baroka at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening (18h00) as they look to cling onto their position atop the league table after six rounds of fixtures.

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