Akpeyi Named MOTM in Kaizer Chiefs’ C/League Clash Against Wydad ACAkpeyi Named MOTM in Kaizer Chiefs’ C/League Clash Against Wydad AC

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Akpeyi Named MOTM in Kaizer Chiefs’ C/League Clash Against Wydad AC
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has named Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi Man of the Match, after his impressive display that ensured Kaizer Chiefs qualify for their maiden Champions League final.

The decision was conveyed in a statement on CAF’s verified Twitter handle on Sunday.

Akpeyi made a return from a head injury in time to put in a solid performance as Kaizer Chiefs drew goalless with visiting Wydad Ac and qualify 1-0 on aggregate for the final.

The Super Eagles goalie polled 55 per cent of total votes cast to claim the award.

His teammate Erick Mathoho was second with 38 per cent while Wydad’s duo of Mohammed Ounnajem and Achraf Dari were third and fourth with five and two per cent respectively.

Announcing the award, CAF along with a video of Akpeyi in action against Wydad wrote, ”Daniel Akpeyi was voted the TotalEnergies Man of the Match from Kaizer Chiefs’ vs Wydad A C clash.”

Saturday’s goalless draw means Akpeyi is yet to concede a goal in the CAF Champions League this season (6 games – 8 hours and 11 minutes of football).

The Nigerian remains the only keeper in the competition to have played more than 90 minutes without conceding a goal.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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