Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi admits he’s disheartened that he and Lee Baxter, who ‘brought a lot’ to the club had to leave.

The Nigeria international goalkeeper was part of the 10 players the club deemed surplus to requirements with coach Baxter was also relieved his duties just a few months after his father, Stuart was sacked.

While the exit was something that seemingly appeased the majority of the club’s supporters, Akpeyi suggests it’s a blow to Amakhosi, with Aubrey Tlali Mathibe now the sole senior team keeper coach.

“He brings in a lot. Honestly speaking, he is someone that I’d love to work with for the rest of my life if I can.

Because he brought out a lot of me, he changed a lot of things in my game,” he said in Edition 58 of iDiski Times.

“I thank God I was offered to learn. Coming to Chiefs, even though I had a profile but there was a lot that I was lacking and learning under him. He was open and helped my game.

“He actually put me on the level where I am today, in the game. He helped us a lot, with set-plays and all that against other teams.

So he’s very good at his job. It’s just sad that, for now, we had to part from the club.”


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