Nigeria and Former Kaizer Chiefs Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi Says PSL is Not Weak

Nigeria and Former Kaizer Chiefs Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi Says PSL is Not Weak

  • Daniel Akpeyi believes that there is nothing wrong with the standard of the Premier Soccer League
  • The former Kaizer Chiefs and Nigeria goalkeeper was responding to the concerns about how not a single player from the league was at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
  • He was the only player from the league at the last world cup tournament that was hosted by Russia

As far as Daniel Akpeyi is concerned, there is nothing wrong with the standard of the Premier Soccer League.

The former Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper and exiled Nigerian Super Eagles net-minder was responding to the reality that not one player playing their trade in the league will participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Daniel Akpeyi is not worried about the standard of the Premier Soccer League. Image source: Getty Images and @KaizerChiefs.
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Speaking to SowetanLIVE, Akpeyi, who was the league's only representative in Russia four years ago, said:

"I really don't think PSL is a weak league because there's no player in Qatar. Ofori was surely going to be there if he was fit. This [the absence of PSL players in Qatar] isn't a true reflection of the PSL. It's just an unfortunate situation that Nigeria and Bafana Bafana didn't qualify.

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"The PSL is a very strong league and many players can do well in the World Cup should they get that opportunity."

2022 FIFA World Cup: Bafana Bafana legend Doctor Khumalo disturbed by the lack of PSL Players in Qatar

Not one player currently plying their trade in the Premier Soccer League will set foot in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Richard Ofori, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, was set to form part of Ghana's squad out in the Middle East but was forced to withdraw because of a late-hour injury. This has seen Bafana Bafana legend Doctor Khumalo place the albatross around the necks of the players locally.

Khumalo believes the players must answer as to why they are not at the World Cup, while other countries raise their game so they can feature at the Mundial. Khumalo believes the players must answer as to why they are not at the World Cup, while other countries raise their game so they can feature at the Mundial.

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Source: SportsBrief.com