Anthony Akumu: Kenya worldwide explains why he can’t signal for AFC Leopards from Kaizer Chiefs
The 28-year-old was a part of the Harambee Stars squad that performed the Afcon double-header towards Comoros
Kenya worldwide Anthony Akumu has boldly acknowledged he’ll nonetheless select to play for Gor Mahia even when he will get a greater provide from bitter rivals AFC Leopards.
The lanky Kaizer Chiefs midfielder performed for Ok’Ogalo between 2010 and 2014 earlier than leaving for Sudan’s top-tier aspect Al Khartoum. Afterward, the now 28-year-old joined the Zambia Tremendous League aspect Zesco United earlier than going to South Africa.
Regardless of being out of Ok’Ogalo for the final six years, the defensive midfielder, who can even play as a central defender, says there isn’t a love misplaced between him and the Kenyan outfit who gave him a platform within the top-tier.
“I’ve huge respect for Leopards, however to be sincere, I can’t select them over Ok’Ogalo regardless of how good their provide is,” Akumu instructed Aim.
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“[Ingwe] are a great group, really one of many largest in Kenya however I simply can’t play for them.
“Gor Mahia is a group that gave me an opportunity, it’s my house, and if I’ve a possibility to get again house, for positive I’ll.”
The soft-speaking Akumu additionally acknowledged he’s not but performed and his focus is on enhancing as a participant.
“I wish to be concerned as a lot as attainable, I wish to continue to learn and it wants extra onerous work,” Akumu added.
“Sure, I’m pleased for my achievements, however it isn’t sufficient, I wish to do extra on the membership and nationwide group degree.”
Akumu was a part of the Harambee Stars squad for the group Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying double-header towards Comoros the place the primary one ended 1-1. Then the islanders claimed a 2-1 win within the second recreation.
Within the first recreation performed at Kasarani on Wednesday, November 11, M’changama Youssouf put Comoros forward from a free-kick which was expertly taken, wrong-footing Arnold Origi within the Kenya objective, however Masoud Juma equalised for Harambee Stars within the second half after taking place to the guests who needed to play with 10 males for the higher a part of the sport.
Within the second leg performed 4 days later in Moroni, Mohamed Ben El-Fardou and Mattoir Faiz scored the targets for Les Coelacantes and Harambee Stars denied them a clear sheet courtesy of Cliff Nyakeya’s effort.
Nevertheless, Akumu was not concerned in any of the matches.
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