Daniel Akpeyi is set to make his Kaizer Chiefs debut in the Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates on Saturday after coach Ernst Middendorp confirmed that the Nigerian-born goalkeeper has received his work permit after joining Amakhosi a few hours before the close of the January transfer window. While the German-born coach was at pains to avoid confirming Akpeyi as a certainty for the Chiefs No. 1 shirt ahead of the Premiership showdown against Orlando Pirates‚ he himself has not been shy to voice his displeasure at the number of costly blunders committed by goalkeeper Virgil Vries in previous matches. Vries has been the preferred keeper in the Chiefs goal in the absence of injured club captain Itumeleng Khune‚ who is only likely to make a comeback next season. “Akpeyi is available for selection‚ that’s my information as now as we are standing here‚” said Middendorp on Thursday. “I’m quite convinced that Akpeyi will be one of the keepers we have available to choose from for the Soweto...

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