Kenyan midfielder Anthony Akumu is set to join Kaizer Chiefs on a three-year deal after failling to agree a new deal with Zambian side Zesco United.
Akumu, who was released by Zambian giants ZESCO at the beginning of the year, has been heavily linked with a move to the Glamour Boys and was spotted in the stands during Chiefs 50th birthday celebrations 3-0 victory over Highlands Park at FNB Stadium.
To create foreigner space for the former Gor Mahia midfielder, Chiefs are reportedly going to let go Ghanaian James Kotei, who has failed to settle since signing from Simba SC of Tanzania.
Chiefs fans will remember Akumu when he netted for ZESCO as they knocked Chiefs out of the Confederation Cup play-off round last January.
The 27-year-old, who is a robust, reliable and no-nonsense ball-winning central midfielder, has 38 caps for the Kenyan national team and is said to be the country’s best-kept secret.
By Gerald Dandah