As they visit Black Leopards this weekend in their Premier Soccer League (PSL) assignments, it remains unclear if Kaizer Chiefs’ new midfielder Anthony Akumu will be available for the clash.

According to corporate communications manager Vina Mpahosa, he explained the registration of the Kenyan international is underway and they are not in a hurry to have his work permit.

Moreover, Maphosa added coach Ernst Middendorp will also make an announcement on Friday in relation to the availability of the former Zesco United player.

“Akumu has joined us and registration and related processes are unfolding. The coach will outline the availability of players after pre-match training tomorrow,” Maphosa told Goal.

“Permits are part of the work in progress. I can confirm there’s no rush of any sort with the process.”

The former Gor Mahia campaigner was officially unveiled by the PSL log leaders on Wednesday and has signed a three-and-half year deal.

‘Teddy’ became the Glamour Boys’ first signing in the current transfer window just after the club announced the departures of defender Lorenzo Gordinho and midfielder James Kotei.

Having featured for Gor Mahia and team Ya Ziko in Zambia as well as Kenya, Middendorp could unleash the experienced midfielder should his paperwork be sorted on time ahead of their trip to Lidoda Duvha.

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With the Soweto giants looking to stretch their lead at the top of the table, they are breathing a sigh of relief after reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns lost 1-0 to Orlando Pirates on Wednesday night.

The Brazilians now trail Amakhosi by nine points and will target their third win in a row in 2020 over coach Cavin Johnson’s men at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

In the first-round result, the 50-year-old PSL giants claimed a1-0 win back in August courtesy of Erick Mathoho’s strike at Moses Mabhida Stadium.


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