By Otieno Otieno
Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia have loaned out midfielder Anthony 'Teddy' Akumu to Sudanese side Khartoum National FC.
The player will be at the club for six months starting this month. According to Chris Omondi, the Gor Mahia Secretary General, both clubs have agreed on the loan move at an undisclosed fee.
“Our priority as newly elected Gor Mahia officials is to give our players as much exposure as possible and so whenever an opportunity arises, we don’t want to stand in their way.
“This is a good move for Akumu who has been with us for four years and gives him a chance to build his career,” Omondi exclusively told Goal.
Omondi said the two clubs will renegotiate in December on whether to make the loan move permanent or to bring back the player. “Initially, they had wanted to buy him but the money they were offering us was not good enough. That is why we all opted for a loan move."
Omondi also confirmed that the club will source for Akumu’s replacement during the June transfer window. “We are looking for a suitable replacement to beef up our midfield pack within the June transfer window to strengthen our squad for the second leg of the season with the guidance of the technical bench.”
Tanzania giants Simba SC were also targeting to sign Akumu, who also turns out for national team Harambee Stars.