Daniel Akpeyi is an international footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for the National Team of Nigeria and South African football club Kaizer Chiefs. The 32-year-old footballer has played for many clubs including Gabros International, Nasarawa United, Heartland, and Warri Wolves. In 2015, Akpeyi's earned his first international cap with the National Team of Nigeria.
Nigerian goalkeeper, who wears Jersey No.1, is a married man.
As of 2019, Akpeyi's net worth is reportedly around $50,000. While playing for Chippa United, he made around R44,000 in a month from the club. Furthermore, he received N350,000 as camp allowances in a 2018 FIFA World Cup after Nigerian beat Algeria with 3-1.
As a Premier Soccer League player earn R1.5-milion on average annually, Daniel reportedly earns R50,000 weekly ($3,200) that makes his monthly salary about $13,000.
So far, he hasn't revealed the information about his properties and product endorsement but he is often seen promoting Nike shoes on his Instagram. Moreover, he wears Puma gloves during his games.
Akpeyi's current market value is estimated at €700,000.
Akpeyi got married to his girlfriend, Ebert-Kalu Emmanuella on December 2016 in a quiet ceremony in Lagos which was attended by his teammates, close friends.
For Akpeyi's ceremony, Super Eagles players donated more than N 1million. Currently, they lead a blissful life with his wife but they haven’t any child so far.
Daniel Akpeyi was born on August 3, 1986, in Nnewi, Nigeria. He was born to his late mother, Madam Caroline Akpeyi who died at the age of 57 as of brief illness. Akpeyi belongs to black ethnicity and holds a Nigerian nationality.
Following his youth career, Daniel Akpeyi has played for Gabros International until 2004. In 2005, he was promoted to his senior team of Gabros International F.C. On July 1, 2007, he moved up to Nasarawa United until 2009.
On July 1, 2009, Akpeyi was transferred to FC Heartland. He has played until 2014 for the club.
In March 2014, Akpeyi was transferred to Warri Wolves FC from FC Heartland with an undisclosed amount. He has played for the club until 2015.
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On July 15, 2015, Akpeyi signed a two-year deal with Chippa United while his market value was estimated at £225K. Akpeyi is the agent of Myron Top class Sports Outfits.
At the age of 28, Akpeyi earned his first international cap with the Nigerian National team under coach Stephen Keshi against South Africa replacing Vincent Enyeama. He saved a penalty and described as Man of the Match for his performance.
Akpeyi was called of the Nigeria National U-20 football team and U-23 team. He was a member of the youth team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, 2008 Summer Olympics as well as the 2014 African Nations Championship.
On May 2014, Akpeyi was a member of the 20-squad ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
As of 2019, he is signed to Kaizer Chiefs.