- Daniel Akpeyi recently shared an encouraging message with fellow soccer player Itumeleng Khune on Twitter
- His message comes after Khune suffered a small injury during a match against Mamelodi Sundowns this Saturday, which the team also lost 3-0
- Angry soccer fans were not impressed with either player, calling on Khune to hang his jersey up once and for all
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Nigerian soccer player Daniel Akpeyi recently shared a heartfelt Twitter message with Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. His touching post comes after Khune suffered a small injury while failing to block a goal from opponents, Mamelodi Sundowns, during the weekend's match.
"We are just a pencil in the hands of soccer lovers, we are humans too. We wanna be loved when we are down and not to start comparing us. Let's support with real love knowing that we are fighting for one cause. A legend, will always be a legend and he deserves some respect," he wrote in the Twitter post.
Twitter users and die-hard soccer fans however were not so kind, taking to the comments section to criticise Khune on his performance during the game. Many of them called on him to hang up his jersey and retire. Read some of their comments below.
"Why you talking nonsense wena, we can't celebrate bunch of losers, you must accept that you let us down when you lost the league last season, this is Kaizer Chiefs my brother, the pressure is always there, you can't argue with supporters, that is unprofessional."
"You want us to turn against you continue in this path. Players cannot give us mediocre performances on the field and be out here on social media going about life as if all is well. Then you wanna come here and tell us to love and respect. Respect us first and in turn we will respect you."
While @lidodaduvha_ said:
"No Khune... you are finished grootman. Leave before it's too late."
In other Briefly.co.za soccer news, Kaizer Chiefs suffered an embarrassing 3-0 loss at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns in their opening fixture of the DStv Premiership. Chiefs looked way out of their depth as Sundowns dominated the match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The goals were scored by new signing Kermit Erasmus, Themba Zwane, and Peter Shalulile. Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt remarked that the difference was that Sundowns made some high profile signings during the transfer window.
Hunt was left frustrated at his team's performance and remarked on their schoolboy defending. Hunt also went on to say that he still had more to say but he would rather say it to his players behind closed doors. He said that they had to knuckle down, see what they have, and take it from there.
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