Daniel Akpeyi Linked With Shock Move to Orlando Pirates After Being Released by Rivals Kaizer Chiefs

Daniel Akpeyi Linked With Shock Move to Orlando Pirates After Being Released by Rivals Kaizer Chiefs

  • Daniel Akpeyi has been without a club ever since Kaizer Chiefs parted ways with him at the beginning of June
  • Nigeria's Daniel Akpeyi has been spotted training with Sekhukhune United after his release from Kaizer Chiefs
  • Orlando Pirates are being linked with a shock move for former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi could be set for a shock move to one of Kaizer Chiefs’ Premier Soccer League rivals.

The Nigerian international goalkeeper was released by the Amakhosi at the beginning of June and has not yet signed for another club.

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Daniel Akpeyi has been linked with a shock move to Kaizer Chiefs' rivals, Orlando Pirates, after the Amakhosi released him. Image: @KaizerChiefs/ @FARpostZA
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The Citizen now reports that offers are pouring in for Akpeyi and the shot-stopper could even sign for the Amakhosi’s rivals, Orlando Pirates.

The publication noted though that Akpeyi wants a move to a team where he won’t be sitting on the bench. The Buccaneers currently have Richard Ofori as their number one choice keeper.

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“It is possible that he might end up at Pirates. Chances are high but the only problem is that Pirates have an international goalkeeper in Richard Ofori and Daniel wants to play. I don’t think he will just go to Pirates and become their number one, so that makes it a bit tricky for him,” a source was quoted as saying by the publication.

Pirates are looking to strengthen their goalkeeping department after parting ways with Wayne Sandilands.

The Buccaneers are not the only club interested in Akpeyi’s services, though.

FarPost reported that at the beginning of the month, after his release, Akpeyi was training with Sekhukhune United and could be close to signing with the side.

Nigeria's Daniel Akpeyi focuses on journey ahead after being Kaizer Chiefs opt not to renew his contract

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Daniel Akpeyi is not ready to end his playing career just yet.

The 35-year-old Nigerian goalkeeper was one of the Kaizer Chiefs’ players whose contracts will not be renewed by the club.

Akpeyi has now become the first of the players to speak out about the Amakhosi’s decision not to renew his contract. Akpeyi took to his Twitter account to focus on the journey ahead and post about his love for Kaizer Chiefs.

Kaizer Chiefs announce mass clearout, Daniel Cardoso, Lee Baxter and Leonardo Castro among those released

Kaizer Chiefs are in the process of a mass clearout at the Naturena. The Amakhosi announced on their social media pages that a host of players, and some technical staff, would be parting ways with the club.

Kearyn Baccus, Daniel Akpeyi, Leonardo Castro, Daniel Cardoso, Lebogang Manyama, Lazalous Kambole and Samir Nurković will all leave the club at the end of June.

The Amakhosi have also put Anthony Akumu Agay on the transfer list and parted ways with goalkeeper coach, Lee Baxter.

Source: SportsBrief.com