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Daniel Akpeyi eyes survival as Moroka Swallows aim to win remaining games

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By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is determined to help South African top-flight side Moroka Swallows avoid relegation by winning their remaining 10 games of the season.

The Dube Birds currently sit one place above the relegation zone in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), with a seven-point cushion.

With just 10 games left in the league campaign, Akpeyi believes that every match is crucial for Swallows in their battle against relegation.

“For now, I think we are trying to get ourselves together and make sure we look into that. We have two other teams below us,” Akpeyi told SABC Sports.

“It’s just a matter of points. We have had our challenges and turbulence. We are looking forward to the next game because every game counts.”

“It is quite unfortunate that we have to take every game like a cup final.”

Akpeyi admitted that some of the players in the team are young but believed in their abilities to deliver the good.

“I so much believe though the squad is young,” he continued.

“We have younger players who are just coming into the PSL. This is more challenging them they have shown character and resilience. They have shown that they are ready to actually break through and make their name in the PSL.”

“We are looking forward to taking every game as they come. We have come to the realization that we need to win every game for us to be able to survive.”

With 21 points after 20 games, Swallows occupy the 14th position on the PSL, seven points ahead of Richard Bay and nine points better than the bottom side, Cape Town Spurs.

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