Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, was the hero as Kaizer Chiefs booked their spot in the CAF Champions League final after playing a goalless draw against Wydad Casablanca at the Amakhosi Stadium.
Kaizer Chiefs progressed after they won the first leg 1-0. However, the Amakhosi had their goalkeeper to thank in the second leg after he made whopping seven saves.
Akpeyi was handed a surprise start by Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter following an injury to Bruce Bvuma. And the Nigerian repaid his coach’s trust with a man of the match display.
Wydad were on that attack from the first minute, but their efforts were thwarted by a spirited Akpeyi. The 34-year-old denied Ayoub El Kaabi on several occasions, while his acrobatic save also prevented Aymane Hassouni from breaking the deadlock.
It was indeed a brilliant performance from the former Warri Wolves shot-stopper, whose last appearance in the competition came in the group stage match against the same opposition.