The midfielder is serving a suspension after receiving a red card during Zesco United’s Group C match against Recreativo do Libolo in June. The Team ya Ziko is set to depart for Pretoria, South-Africa, but without Akumu.
Zesco United will, however, have two other Kenyans - Jesse Were and David Owino - who have been included in the 18-man traveling squad.
The game will be played on Friday, September 15, 2017, at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.
Travelling squad for Zesco United; Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda, Lameck Nyangu; Defenders: Ben Adama Banh, David Owino Odhiambo, Simon Silwimba, Marcel Kalonde, Fackson Kapumbu and Daut Musekwa. Midfielders: Mwape Mwelwa, John Ching’andu, Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila; Strikers: Jesse Jackson Were, Lazarous Kambole, Dave Daka, Davies Kasirye and Maybin Kalengo.