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Akpeyi – We Are Underdog Vs Al Ahly

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi says that their CAF Champions League opponents Al Ahly are one of the toughest sides to face on the continent, and Chiefs will be the underdogs.

The Nigerian international was speaking ahead of next week’s final in Morocco, which is now just nine days away.

Akpeyi says Ahly are a team with a big history in this competition, and for Chiefs to succeed they are going to need to focus and be at their best.

“Well, for history sake, I’m sure everyone knows Al Ahly to be a very tough side,” Akpeyi told the club’s media department. 

“They are solid team, and it’s a team that you need to actually focus 120% and the 94th minute that you’re going to be playing them. So it’s not going to be an easy day. 

“But I’m sure there’s a reason why we’re preparing early. And that’s the reason why we’re in camp at the moment, and working out strategies, and structures and plans on how to actually face this huge game coming up on the 17th. 

“And I’m sure that they also are expecting a lot from us. So it’s just a game of being focused and, you know, each team taking their opportunity when it comes. 

“So we are preparing for that big day, preparing for the big team, and looking at the history of the team again, you realise that they’ve they’ve won a lot in the Champions League, so I’m sure they have that experience with them. 

“We are coming as underdog, but we respect them, but at the same time we’ll be coming with our A game.”