Is Akumu headed to Yanga?

Is Akumu headed to Yanga?

Reports are emerging that Harambee Stars midfielder Anthony Akumu could be warming up his way to Tanzanian football giants Yanga. The towering 28-year old midfielder currently features for Kaizer Chiefs.

Tanzanian news outlet Championi quoted Akumu saying that he was open to a move if the offer was right, from Yanga or any other club. The link to the 27-time Mainland League champions was precipitated by a birthday best wishes message to the midfielder by a club official.

Hersi Said who is involved with player acquisitions at Yanga and is also a Director at GSM which is the club’s sponsor took to Instagram to relay his message. He put up a picture of Akumu to accompany the message.

In football, dalliance with senior club officials is always a hint of things to come.

“I know Hersi Said well and I have no problem if he gives me an offer to join Yanga SC,” Akumu said. He added that he didn’t want to stay in South Africa for a long time.

Anthony Teddy Akumu joined South African giants Kaizer Chiefs in January 2020 on a three-year deal. He had earlier featured for Zambian side ZESCO before leaving as a free agent at the end of 2019. He has also played for Sudan’s Al Khartoum after leaving Gor Mahia a frustrated man.

Former Harambee Stars head coach Adel Amrouche had compared Akumu to France and Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.

Photo credit/Kaizer Chiefs