Akpeyi Ruled Out Of Kaizer Chiefs’ League Clash Today With Head Injury 

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Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is among five absentees who will miss Kaizer Chiefs Tuesday away league tie against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila after suffering a head injury.

According to Kickoff, Akpeyi’s absence was confirmed by Kaizer Chiefs Gavin Hunt.

Chiefs are on the road once again following their return from a 2-2 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday, with today’s clash assignment against Nedbank Cup finalists Tshakhuma.

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Amakhosi, as Chiefs are fondly called, have confirmed several casualties from their clash in Bloemfontein, with Hunt also explaining the reason behind some of his substitutions.

“The first one, Daniel [Akpeyi] got a hell of a bang on his head, so that’s obviously a concussion, and then Tower [Mathoho] has done something – groin, I’m not sure – but he couldn’t carry on after 30 minutes,” explained Hunt.

“Those were two forced changes, and Samir [Nurkovic] is obviously in Ramadan [Islamic holy month] and he’s struggling to play because you know, we don’t have to go into that.

“[Happy] Mashiane got a bad kick on his ankle, so he looked like he had to come off as well.”

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that Mashiane has passed a late fitness test, while Akpeyi, Mathoho, Itumeleng Khune (shoulder), Lebohang Lesako (knee) and Khama Billiat (rehabilitation) are all ruled out of tomorrow’s fixture.

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