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The continent football ruling body (CAF) has named Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi Man of the Match, after helping his south African club side Kaizer Chiefs qualify for their first ever Champions League final
CAF made the announcement in a statement on their verified Twitter handle on Sunday made available to sporfanzone
Akpeyi returned from a head injury to give a super performance in the crucial matches that gave his team the best record so far .The five star performance as, Kaizer Chiefs held visiting Wydad AC to a goalless draw and qualify 1-0 on aggregate for the final.
In the votes that were casted by fans, Akpeyi polled 55 per cent to emerge to clinch the award making him one of the African best keeper in domestic club football .
His teammate Erick Mathoho was second with 38 per cent while Wydad’s duo of Mohammed Ounnajem and Achraf Dari were third and fourth with five and two per cent respectively.
And commenting on the award CAF who published a short video of Akpeyi in action against Wydad, wrote:”Daniel Akpeyi was voted the TotalEnergies Man of the Match from Kaizer Chiefs’ vs Wydad A C clash.”
Saturday’s goalless draw means Akpeyi is yet to concede a goal in the CAF Champions League this season (6 games – 8 hours and 11 minutes of football).
He’s the only keeper in the entire competition to have played more than 90 minutes and not conceded at least once