Register Login Scores

Kaizer Chiefs

Why Chiefs’ New Signing Is Called ‘Teddy’…

Kaizer Chiefs’ latest addition, Anthony Akumu, has an interesting nickname that he brings with him to South Africa, and he’s explained why his friends and teammates call him ‘Teddy’. 

Read: Banyana Star Completes Euro Switch

Akumu was confirmed by the Glamour Boys this week after putting pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal with Amakhosi following his exit from ZESCO United, with the 27-year-old coming in as a free agent to bolster Ernst Middendorp’s midfield options. 

It remains to be seen whether he’s gotten his work permit to play in South Africa just yet, but even if he did get it in time then a debut against Black Leopards this weekend could potentially be a long shot for the Kenyan international. 

His nickname is football related, as you might imagine, rather than anything to do with bears, and it turns out it comes from Manchester United great, Teddy Sheringham, from back when he was a kid.

Giving some background on the ‘Teddy’ nickname, the midfield man told Chiefs’ official website, “I grew up in a place called Mathare in Nairobi, and that is where I started playing football… In this area the guys were Manchester United fans and at the time there was the great United team with Ryan Giggs and Dwight Yorke, so the guys used to call me Teddy after the striker former Man Utd and England striker Teddy Sheringham.”

Read: Chiefs’ Zuma On His ‘PlayStation Goal’

Despite not playing as a striker, Chiefs fans will be hoping that – like his namesake – Akumu can get among the goals for his new club, with supporters eagerly anticipating his debut in Amakhosi colours. 

Banyana Star Completes Euro Switch

Chiefs’ Zuma On His ‘PlayStation Goal’

Akumu’s Chiefs contract details revealed

30 comments

Top 5

Comitis: I Don't See Chiefs Getting Special Treatment

123 Dec 03, 2021 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Bucs Qualify For CCC Without Kicking A Ball

40 Dec 03, 2021 08:13 AM in Orlando Pirates

Finally! FIFA Respond To SAFA Complaint

132 Dec 03, 2021 04:29 PM in Bafana

Ghana Move On From Penalty Drama?

21 Dec 01, 2021 01:29 PM in African Football

Chiefs To Reignite Vilakazi Interest?

53 Dec 01, 2021 11:42 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Hazard Receives Shock Transfer Offer

2 Dec 05, 2021 11:25 AM in LaLiga

31 Covid Cases, Chiefs Want 4 Games Postponed!  

123 Dec 03, 2021 06:31 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Pirates Promise Four January ‘Signings’

19 Dec 03, 2021 03:02 PM in Orlando Pirates

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Precedent Set, Chiefs To Be Denied?

64 Dec 03, 2021 02:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs