Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been dealt a devastating blow as he suffered a head injury on Sunday during the ABSA Premier League tie between his team Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits.
Akpeyi got injured when he collided with the leg of an onrushing Bidvest player after he had dealt with a cross from the left side of the pitch.
After receiving lengthy medical attention on the pitch. Akpeyi was unable to continue the game; a development that saw the 34-year old being taken off on a stretcher by medics.
Unfortunately for Kazier Chiefs they also ost Sunday’s game when substitute Bienvenu Evanga netted the winning goal for Bidvest Wits deep into stoppage time.
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It is yet to be seen how long Akpeyi would be out of action, but it appears his season is effectively over with just two games to go in this present campaign.
Before this injury setback, Akpeyi has been a super regular for his Soweto-based side as he has made 25 league appearances for Kaizer Chiefs this season.
Despite Sunday’s loss, Kaizer Chiefs are still top on the ABSA Premier League standings albeit with a superior goals difference over fierce rivals Mamelodi Sundowns who surprisingly lost 1-0 at home on Sunday against Baroka Swallows.