Harambee Stars midfielder Anthony Agay Akumu debuted for Kaizer Chiefs against Royal Eagles in the South Africa’s FA Cup on Saturday night.
Akumu came on as a second-half substitute, replacing George Maluleka in the 86th minute in a match they won 1-0 to make the next round of the knockout tournament.
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The former Gor Mahia player said that it was a “nice feeling” playing his first competitive match for the Amahkosi, while undertaking to work harder for more playing time.
“No doubt it was a nice feeling playing my first game for this great club, even if it was just for about five minutes. To me, that was a good start. I want to work hard so that I can get more playing time,” he said.
The 27-year-old signed three and a half year contract to join the South African giant mid-January after running down his stay with Zambia’s Zesco United.
He thanked the larger Kaizer Chiefs family for welcoming him.
“It was a nice feeling and I want [to] appreciate the team: payers, technical bench, management and the amazing fans for their warm welcome.”