Zambian deal almost done for Kenya’s Al-Khartoum Sudan club player
Zambian giants Zesco United are confident of completing the signing of Kenya Harambee Stars midfielder Anthony Akumu after the player landed in Ndola, on Monday for assessment and negotiations.
The Al Khartoum club player travelled to the third largest Zambian city in the copperbelt zone on Monday for negotiations.
The Ndola club through public relations officer Katebe Chengo confirmed they have received the player who will meet the club’s technical bench for assessment and later for talks with the club hierarchy.
“We as Zesco United Football Club and Zesco Limited are happy to receive Anthony Akumu. We can confirm he has arrived in the country and we are interested in his services. The player will meet our coaches and technical bench and an assessment will be done. Hopefully we may wrap up negotiations by Wednesday (today) or by the end of the week.
On the possibility of signing the player, Chengo said the decision will be up to the coaches and the technical bench but he was positive that Akumu has the quality to succeed at the club.
“That’s entirely up to the coaches and our sponsors but we all know that Akumu is a good player and will add value to the champions. As you know we are taking part in the CAF Champions League and we want to do well. Definitely, Anthony Akumu is one of the international players we have approached,” he added.
Should he seal the move, Akumu will join another Kenyan international, David Owino at Zesco.
Elsewhere Sofapaka midfielder Ekaliani Ndolo has reportedly joined ten time Kenyan champions Tusker FC.
According to a source close to the brewers, the 2014 Kenyan Premier League Footballer of the Year, has been offered a two year deal.
Ndolo was influential in Batoto Ba Mungu’s successive 2014 campaign, but decided not to renew his contract which is due to expire at the end of the month.
The utility player had attracted interest from a couple of teams both locally and across the borders including Bandari and Police FC in Uganda.
“Ndolo is now officially a Tusker player. I think he has signed a two year deal and will be at the club until 2018. Everybody is happy to have him.”