The Nigerian international was quick to praise the qualities of the Glamor Boys president after the club’s historic feat
Daniel Akpeyi praised Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung, calling the South African administrator “a reflection of hard work”.
Despite a 0-0 draw against Wydad Casablanca at the Report FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday, Amakhosi advanced to the Caf Champions League final with a cumulative 1-0 victory.
Samir Nurkovic’s effort propelled the South Africans to a 1-0 victory over the Moroccan team in the first leg.
Akpeyi – who was called into the starting XI by interim coach Arthur Zwane – put on an impressive display to keep Faouzi Benzarti’s men from wreaking havoc.
In a social media post, the Nigeria international praised the 76-year-old, saying his patience had been rewarded.
“You deserve a smile, Mr. President, you have been patient over the years, you are a true reflection of hard work with faith and patience pays off,” the 34-year-old wrote on Instagram.
Ahead of the meeting, coach Zwane revealed his men were up against one of Africa’s biggest teams, while saying everyone was focused.
“We are playing against one of the strongest teams on the continent, we have learned a lot from them,” he said. Kaizer Chefs website.
“At the same time, we also surprised them and showed them a thing or two and showed that we are good enough to compete at this level.
“Scoring an away goal was very important to us. Coming to South Africa it will be a different team in terms of approach as they will continue the game.
“But our players have been brilliant this week, very engaged and focused, and have also shown a lot of discipline.
“What’s key is making sure everyone is focused on the tactics and planning ahead.
“So far everything has gone well in terms of the response from the players. Everyone is 110% focused and looking forward to the second leg, ”said Zwane.
The Kaizer Chiefs will now face reigning African champions Al Ahly in the Caf Champions League final scheduled for July 17 at the Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca.
To reach this stage, the Egyptian Premier League team dominated Tunisian Esperance 4-0 on aggregate.