Bafana friendly earned Akpeyi Chippa deal

Bafana friendly earned Akpeyi Chippa deal
Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jun 09, 2015. 21:58

Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi's exploits in a friendly for Nigeria against South African in March earned him the deal with PSL side Chippa United, has learnt.

A close confidant of the goalkeeper told the South African club decided to sign him after the game and he was approached.

"I can tell you that Chippa United signed Daniel Akpeyi after watching him in the friendly match against South Africa,” he said.

“He was outstanding in the game as he made several saves and even saved a penalty. The club wasted no time to approach him and gave him a two-year deal."

Akpeyi was part of the U20 team to Holland 2005 where he won silver medal. He also won silver medal at Beijing 2008 Olympics.

He helped Heartland win Nigeria Federation Cup back-to-back in 2011 and 2012.

By Olusola Alao

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