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Kenyan midfielder Akumu in Zambia for transfer talks

By NAIROBI NEWS TEAM

Kenyan international Anthony Akumu has left the country for Zambia for transfer talks with league champions, Zesco United, over a possible move.

Before leaving Nairobi on Monday, the former Gor Mahia midfielder exclusively told Nairobi News that he is confident of fitting into the team if he gets signed.

“My friend and international teammate Calabar (David Owino) has only told me good things about Zesco. From what I am made to understand, it is best team in that country. I am excited by this opportunity,” Akumu said.

The 23 year old, who currently plays for Al Khartoum of Sudan, has been a mainstay in the Kenyan national team squad and his club for the past two seasons.

His manager George Bwana said the player has an arrangement with his current employer, that allows him to leave for a club that will feature in the CAF Africa Champions League next season.

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Bwana added that the player has also attracted interest from clubs in Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo but Zesco has upped the ante by sending the player an invite.

“I am planning to join him in Ndola on tomorrow (Tuesday) to tie up the loose ends. I have no problem with Zesco, the coach over there will improve the player and make him European material within two seasons,” Bwana said.

Sources also suggest Zesco were also very keen on luring another Kenyan international Jesse Were, but the KPL top scorer is instead considering a move to Egypt.

If the deal materializes, Akumu will become the third Kenyan player to move to the Zambian league, joining the duo of Owino and former AFC Leopards striker Jacob Keli who plays for Nkana FC.