Nigeria international goaltender Daniel Akpeyi was in inspirational form on Wednesday night after leading Kaizer Chiefs to a 3-0 thrashing of Highlands Park FC at the First National Bank Stadium.

Chiefs bounced back from a humbling 2-1 defeat to Super Sports United on January 3 to record their 12th league victory of the current campaign, with Akpeyi keeping yet another clean sheet.

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It was the 33-year-old’s first clean sheet in four games, but it helped the league leaders maintain their hold at the top of the Premier Soccer League.

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Mathoho handed the home side a first-half lead before Castro doubled Chiefs’ advantage shortly after the interval. Another Castro strike after the hour mark then completed the rout of the 6th-placed Highlanders.

Ernst Middendorp’s men now boast 38 points from 16 matches, six better than second placed champions, Mamelodi Sundowns.

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Akpeyi has featured in 12 of those games, helping Chiefs to victory in 8 of them and suffering only two defeats.

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