Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has revealed why he is bucking the trend followed by most footballers who chase fast cars and fancy clothes.
The Nigerian shot stopper has tackled a hoodoo topic in football – money.
It is well-documented how many a footballer have gone from rags to riches - and back to rags due to a lack of financial discipline, and chasing the glamorous life.
“The best financial advice I have ever gotten is [that] I shouldn’t make material things a necessity for me. I’ve always been told that I need to get financial support in making my own finances and become my own financial support for myself and my future,” Akpeyi told Chiefs’ media department.
“Instead of looking into cars and trying to wear the fancy clothes and all that, I was actually advised not to make those things my own necessities at any point in time. I just need to make a proper foundation for myself,” he said.
The 34-year-old has also opened up on the type of investments he has made in recent times, following the path of many footballers who have turned to the world of property.
“The best investment that I have made is real estate. I try to get into real estate and its not big but its small and its coming on gradually. At least I can say that I have one or two properties that are coming up.
“With the little income that I am earning, I am just trying to make sure that I have one or two properties here because for now, still being in the game, that is what I can manage from afar.” Akpeyi added.
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