- Ernst Middendorp has opened up about his team's number one goalkeeper and it ain't Itumeleng Khune
- The German coach applauded Daniel Akpeyi's performance as Amakhosi goalie
- The Chiefs bought Akpeyi from Chippa United at the start of this year
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp hinted that Itumeleng Khune might not be the team's number one goalkeeper any more.
The German team manager opened up about Khune's status after he had been out for months following an injury.
In January, Amakhosi signed Daniel Akpeyi from Chippa United to replace the injured Khune. The Nigerian goalie made himself indispensable with his stellar performance each match.
Khune made only two appearances in 2019 before he was sidelined again by yet another injury, KickOff reported.
Now, after the Chiefs beat Maritzburg United over the weekend, the German coach spilled the beans on his number one goalie.
Middendorp was asked who he considers the Amakhosi number one goalkeeper, to which he responded:
"I don't know, what are you saying? But who has been number one this season? Let's not talk about other players."
Middendorp continued that they have a number-one goalkeeper who proved his worth with a stellar performance "week-in and week-out".
"We have a number-one goalkeeper, who is performing week-in and week-out, who is the national team goalkeeper for Nigeria, having done a fantastic job in AFCON."
Regardless of who Middendorp considers as the top player, there's no bad blood between Khune and Akpeyi.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Nigeria international said there was no fight between him and Khune for the top spot.
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