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Anthony Akumu happy to move into the Chiefs defence

19 Jan 2021, 19:43 GMT+10

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Anthony Akumu Agay says he is quite comfortable slotting in at centre-back if coach Gavin Hunt needs him there.

In an effort to turn around Amakhosi's form, Hunt opted to swap the Kenyan with defender Daniel Cardoso, who was deployed as a holding midfielder instead.

The move seems to have paid off for the Soweto giants as they beat AmaZulu 1-0 before a 2-1 win at Cape Town City in their last two outings.

"I've adapted to playing wherever coach Gavin Hunt utilises me," he told the club's website.

"Playing anywhere on the field is all about the belief that the coach and your teammates have in you.

"So, I'm comfortable with being deployed in any position that I can play. I have played in many positions as a player, so it's not a new thing for me.

"Playing with 'Rama' and the other guys is good. Someone like Rama makes it easier because he communicates with me all the time and he's experienced. It's a good thing to be playing and winning."

On the recent uptick in form, Agay added: "Winning two games in a row is a morale booster. We can continue from where we left off for the next game against TTM. If we can approach the next game in the same way we approached the last two games, I believe that we can get the maximum points we need.

"Our next game on Tuesday won't be easy. It will be as tough as the other ones. Therefore, it's about the right attitude and approach. I believe we can collect the three points. Whoever will be there on the pitch must be supported."

- TEAMtalk media

Source: News24

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