What you can expect from Anthony Akumu…


The Zambia Super Division is poorer in 2020 following the departure of SA PSL target and Kenyan international midfielder Anthony Akumu.

Akumu could be joining Kaizer Chiefs, as reported first by FARPost, after leaving Zesco United.

Zambian Journalist Kalumiana Kalumiana explains what SA football fans can expect from Akumu if he does move to the country.

At over six-feet, comfortable with both feet and a good tackler, one would bet him winning 70 percent of 50-50 duels both aerially and on the floor.

Akumu is also defensively elastic and can slot into central defence and left back.

His famous off-the-line clearances over the seasons in some high-pressure episodes at Zesco are a testament of not only his reflexes but how comfortable he is playing in that backline.

He may not be the fastest man on the pitch but his physical presence and tactical alertness makes him a difficult player to mark when going forward or from set-pieces  despite scoring less than six  goals during his four years at Zesco.

Whoever wins Akumu’s services, it will be money well-spent on a robustly reliable player and one of Kenya’s best kept secret.

*Akumu was on Wednesday at FNB Stadium, where Chiefs beat Highlands Park 3-0.

By Kalumiana Kalumiana

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