Akumu eyes victory over TTM


Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Anthony Akumu Agay believes his side can continue from where they left off as they face Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday at FNB Stadium at 17:00.

Chiefs secured their first back-to-back wins of the season against AmaZulu and Cape Town City. As a result, the two victories have seen the Soweto giants move from 14th to 8th place on the log standings.

The Kenyan international insists that their recent form has given them a morale boost ahead of their next league encounter with TTM.

“Winning two games in a row is a morale booster,” Agay told the club’s official website.

“If we can approach the next game in the same way we approached the last two games, I believe that we can get the maximum points we need.”

Agay continues to be an influential figure for the Glamour Boys, having been deployed in various roles or in his preferred central midfield role.

“I’ve adapted to playing wherever coach Gavin Hunt utilises me,” he stated.

The 28-year-old has mastered the role of the defensive midfielder, making him one of the game’s most vitally versatile operators in Amakhosi.

“Playing anywhere on the field is all about the belief that the coach and your teammates have in you. So, I’m comfortable with being deployed in any position that I can play. I have played in many positions as a player, so it’s not a new thing for me,” adds the former ZESCO United FC.

On the other hand, Agay is expecting a difficult encounter against the Limpopo-based outfit but he’s confident that Chiefs will comeback with maximum points.

However, TTM will come guns blazing at Gavin Hunt’s side seeking their second win of the season and move up of the log table to avoid the relegation zone.

“Our next game on Tuesday won’t be easy. It will be as tough as the other ones. Therefore, it’s about the right attitude and approach. I believe we can collect three points. Whoever will be there on the pitch must be supported,” he concludes.

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By Mauwane Raophala

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