- There is no feud between Itumeleng Khune and Daniel Akpeyi
- Akpeyi took over as the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper while Khune was recovering from an injury
- Khune has since returned to training but Middendorp said he still has a long way to go
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Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has opened up about staying on as the Kaizer Chiefs' goalkeeper despite Itumeleng Khune returning to practice.
According to Akpeyi, there is no bad blood between him and Khune and they're not competing for the number one spot.
On Thursday, Akpeyi was awarded the Absa Premiership’s Player of the Month prize for September/October.
The Nigeria international said there was no fight between him and Khune for the top spot, the Sowetan reported.
“It’s only an opportunity that I’m having‚ having the coach to have confidence in me while Khune is injured. If Khune is fine and the coach decides on whoever he wants to play‚ we are cool."
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Akpeyi said that there is a healthy competition amongst players and it helps players push each other.
The Amakhosi goalkeeper called Khune supportive.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported Middendorp had a dig at critics following the Amakhosi’s 4-0 victory over Stellenbosch.
The German mentor referred to all parties relating to the club and called for everyone to remain humble. Middendorp indicated that he was "irritated" by some of the criticism directed at him.
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