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Chippa United's Daniel Akpeyi Is Set To Be The PSL's Only World Cup Player

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 04, 2018 07:10 PM
A total of 736 players will earn the right to represent their nation at this year’s FIFA World Cup, but only one of them is set to be a player playing in South Africa’s Absa Premiership.   
 
With Bafana Bafana once again not present at the global showpiece after they missed out in qualifying, the PSL’s sole representative will be Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi, who was named in the Super Eagles’ 23-man squad on Sunday night. 
 
 
The shot-stopper played 25 games for the Chilli Boys this season across all competitions, cementing his place as their number one, despite the changing of head coaches during the campaign. 
 
Now, having been named alongside Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Francis Uzoho, the Chippa star will be eager to stake his claim for a starting berth when the Nigerians come up against Croatia in their first game of the 2018 finals in Russia.  
 
 
While Akpeyi is the oldest named goalkeeper, it has been young Uzoho who has been Gernot Rohr’s starter in recent friendlies, although the South African-based keeper could get a runout against the Czech Republic on Wednesday night.
 
As things stand, the goalkeeper will be the only player representing the Absa Premiership in Russia, with none of the other four African nations featuring any Mzansi-based footballers. 
 

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THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Jun 05, 2018 02:21 PM
Ok nice
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jun 05, 2018 11:36 AM
@Skeem Sa HDK, on average, PSL is producing nothing in terms of Players development.
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jun 05, 2018 09:22 AM
the PSL is very very weak , but considering that only about 700 players can participate it's understandable
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jun 05, 2018 09:20 AM
Then we say we are up there with the best , PSL is so down there it's only the wealth of mzansi that fools us .
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Bridgertte Layun. Jun 05, 2018 08:50 AM
@KOEI PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN,,,is jy die Super Eagles se-afrigter wena cow?? who told you gore hierdie ou won't play in Russia???
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Bridgertte Layun. Joined: 18 Dec 2017
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Bridgertte Layun. Jun 05, 2018 08:15 AM
OK and sterkte to him en die rest of the Super Eagles span
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llumadi Jun 05, 2018 08:07 AM
Congratulations go and present us there
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Skeem Sa HDK Joined: 10 Dec 2017
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Skeem Sa HDK Jun 05, 2018 07:17 AM
@setlaboswana : I party disagree with you because recently the same PSL has produced African Champions . What's your take on that !
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Jsy no 10 Joined: 21 Nov 2017
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Jsy no 10 Jun 05, 2018 07:12 AM
Little knowledge is dangerous.. which players are you expecting to play in the world cup... hw many Players from Senegal/ Nigeria/ Egypt/ Morocco are playing in SA? MXM
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jun 05, 2018 04:04 AM
I have long been saying PSL is an overrated useless league.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jun 05, 2018 03:41 AM
In essence, PSL is contributing nothing to the development of African Football.
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Tom Po KeCanon Jun 04, 2018 11:07 PM
I love south Africa. Always look for some consolation act r a failure. Madagascar beat bafana. That's a matter of serious concern. Not PSL player in a tournament
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 04, 2018 10:58 PM
But he will be representing frm the stands
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DaLes_Khosi Jun 04, 2018 10:55 PM
That cow,,no news here really
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Bucsfever16 Jun 04, 2018 08:31 PM
No News here...
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jun 04, 2018 08:09 PM
Ke mathata....
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indidane Joined: 12 Jan 2011
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indidane Jun 04, 2018 07:22 PM
This leaking c0w "ll n0t play a single minute in Russia.

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