South African giants, Kaizer Chiefs, has confirmed that goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has received a call up for Super Eagles’ 2022 Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sierra Leone in November.

The Eagles are billed to face the Leone Stars in a Group L fixture at the newly refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin on November 13 before playing the return leg four days later in Freetown.

Akpeyi manned the posts in the Eagles opening two games of the qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho in November 2019, but missed out of the team’s international friendly games against African champions Algeria and Tunisia earlier this month in Austria.


Amakhosi confirmed Akpeyi’s invitation on their website, “Chiefs will be well represented on the international front next month during the international week as six Amakhosi players have received call ups to join up with their national team for 2022 AFCON games in the first week of November.

“Itumeleng Khune, Reeve Frosler, Lebogang Manyama, Daniel Akpeyi, Anthony Akumu Agay and Khama Billiat received national team call ups for their national teams.”

Akpeyi made his first appearance for the South African club this season in a 1-0 win over his former club Chippa United on Tuesday.

A win for Nigeria in both games will guarantee them a spot at the AFCON 2021 competition in Cameroon.

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