Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
1 minute read
19 Feb 2020
3:12 pm

Khune takes a veiled swipe at Akpeyi for fumble  

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Kaizer Chiefs’ recent loss to Maritzburg United left many wondering if Daniel Akpeyi should be dropped as Amakhosi number and be replaced by Itumeleng Khune.

Itumeleng Khune and Daniel Akpeyi of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City FC at FNB Stadium on January 12, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

The Nigerian goalkeeper fumbled a cross and that led to Maritzburg’s opener in the 2-1 loss last Saturday.

In a recent tweet Khune claims Chiefs goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter instructed the goalkeepers to catch the ball rather than parrying it like Akpeyi did in the United match.

“Catch it Man, Stop giving corners away, these are Lee Baxter’s words,” read a tweet from Khune.

Many viewed this tweet as a veiled dig at Akpeyi by Khune.

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