Kenyan midfielder Anthony Akumu might move to Japan when his contract with Kaizer Chiefs elapses.
The former Zesco United man has found less playing time in recent games for the South African giants with reports rife that he is considering his options at the club.
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Pepeta can reveal that an unnamed club in Japan enquired about the services of the former Gor Mahia man last year but Chiefs were not willing to let him go since they considered him as an important player for the team due to his versatility.
With lack of playing time, the player is said to be considering his options at the club with Japan being his next possible destination.
Akumu has slotted in defence for Chiefs in a chunk of their games earlier in the season with the player revealing earlier that he was comfortable with playing anywhere across the pitch as long as the team got the required results.
There have been calls from Chiefs fans to have Akumu included in the team but the pleas have fallen in deaf ears with the side currently placed ninth with 29 points; 22 points below leaders Mamelodi Sundowns who have played a game less.
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Akumu joined Chiefs in January 2020 on a three and half year deal but the deal might be terminated halfway if Chiefs can find able replacements in the next window.
Japan is home to Kenyan duo of Ayub Timbe (Vissel Kobe) and Ismail Dunga (Sagan Tossu) with current Al Duhail striker Michael Olunga having plied his trade in the country with Kashiwa Reysol in the past year.
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