Kenyan international Anthony Akumu is ready to take up new roles in the national team Harambee Stars as assigned by head coach Bobby Williamson, with the team gunning for higher prospects after a comfortable win over Mauritius in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
The midfielder who plies his trade for Sudanese top flight side Khartoum National Club was deployed as a second defensive midfielder in the win on Wednesday 7 October and did just fine partnering skipper Victor Wanyama.
He had a good game in Port Louis and with the return leg scheduled for Sunday 11 October he says he has to adjust and be comfortable with whatever position the coach wants him in.
“The coach handed me a new role in the game on Wednesday and I am happy that he was impressed with my performance; in this business you have to do what your coach wants and to do it well so I will always be ready to be deployed anywhere.
“I hope for another good output when we take on Mauritius this Sunday. A win and advancing to the next stage of the qualifiers will be a good gift for Kenyans,” he said.