He missed out over the weekend as Kaizer Chiefs drew 1-1 with Black Leopards as their Absa Premiership lead was cut to seven points, but Anthony Akumu could make his debut next week…
Ernst Middendorp revealed before the game that the Kenyana midfielder was ‘not yet available for selection’ as they went into battle with Lidoda Duvha, and it remains to be seen whether he’s got his work permit to play for the Amakhosi yet.
The Glamour Boys took an early lead against Leopards through a Samir Nurkovic header in Thohoyandou, but were then pegged back by an excellent Mogakolodi Ngele freekick as they two teams shared the spoils in Limpopo.
Akumu joined Chiefs this month as a free agent after leaving ZESCO United, but fans who were hoping to see him in action over the weekend were left disappointed after Middendorp confirmed that he didn’t travel with the team.
Now, with a game against Golden Arrows on the horizon in a few days’ time, there may be a chance that the Amakhosi faithful will get their first look at the former ZESCO defensive midfielder to see what he’s capable of.
Even if Akumu has acquired his work permit in time for Saturday afternoon’s game, though, only time will tell whether his fitness levels are where they need to be in order for Middendorp to hand him a place in the matchday squad.