Chiefs confirm new midfield signing

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Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed what has been one of the club's worst-kept secrets after announcing the arrival of their first signing of the current transfer window.

Kenyan midfielder Anthony Akumu is officially a Chiefs player after the club confirmed his arrival on a free transfer on Wednesday afternoon.

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Amakhosi have secured the 27-year-old's services following the release of Ghanaian midfielder James Kotei, whose foreign spot he will now take up.

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The move had long been sussed out, with Akumu having also been spotted in attendance at one of Amakhosi's recent games prior to his official signing.

The lanky central holding midfielder was last on the books of Zambian outfit ZESCO United, whom he represented when Chiefs suffered a 5-2 aggregate defeat in last season's CAF Champions League campaign.

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Akumu has been touted as a replacement for long-serving vice-captain Willard Katsande, who has been an ever-present for the Soweto giants since his arrival from Ajax Cape Town in 2012 but could see his contract running out at the end of June this year.

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