Akumu on first goal for Chiefs

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Anthony Akumu Agay
  • Post published:August 19, 2020

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Anthony Akumu Agay has opened up about scoring his first goal for Amakhosi during their 3-2 comeback victory over Polokwane City this past weekend.

The 27-year-old arrived in Naturena during the January transfer window and made his debut in the PSL against Maritzburg United on 5 February.

The Kenya international, who has since featured 10 times for Amakhosi, scored the equalising goal in the 76th minute when he tapped Samir Nurkovic’s header home to make it 2-2.

Speaking on scoring his first goal for Chiefs, ‘Teddy’ as he is affectionately known, said: ‘I thank God that I was able to score my first goal for Kaizer Chiefs.

‘I am not only happy to score a goal; I am happy it was one of the goals that contributed to a great comeback that saw us beat Polokwane City.

‘Before Bernard Parker took the corner kick, I was trying to organise the defence.

‘Just as Parker was about to kick the ball, Lebogang Manyama rallied me to go in to form part of the attack. I rushed to take a position; I saw where Samir Nurković was positioned in the near post and he was not going to be able to score easily from that angle. Nurković flicked the ball and it fell right in front of me for an easy tap-in.’

However, the last time Akumu found the back of the net was for his former team, Zesco United, during their 4-1 victory over Dynamos on 30 October 2019.

‘This goal against Polokwane City is sweeter because it improves our chances of winning the league.

‘I wish to thank the club for affording me this opportunity. What is left is to work hard to retain a place in the lineup. I want to contribute to the success of the club,’ concluded Akumu.