Daniel Akpeyi To Become South African Citizen

Daniel Akpeyi will become a South African citizen later this year as he is set to complete five unbroken years of residency in the country.

The Super Eagles goalkeeper moved to South Africa in 2015 when he joined Chippa United from Nigeria Professional Football League side Warri Wolves.

He subsequently moved to league leaders Kaizer Chiefs in January of 2018 following an injury to Itumeleng Khune and has displaced the latter as first choice following a string of impressive performances for Amakhosi.

His eligibility for South African citizenship means Chiefs have an extra slot available for foreigners as Akpeyi who recently signed a two-year extension with Amakhosi can now be registered as a home-grown player next season under PSL rules.

The 33-year-old former Gabros International number has featured 16 times for the national team and was first-choice as the Super Eagles finished in third-place at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.