Wanyama finally speaks on Africa Cup of Nations draw

Monday April 15 2019

Tottenham Hotspur's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama (centre) celebrates after scoring the opening goal of their English Premier League match against Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on April 13, 2019. PHOTO | IAN KINGTON |

Tottenham Hotspur's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama (centre) celebrates after scoring the opening goal of their English Premier League match against Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on April 13, 2019. PHOTO | IAN KINGTON |  AFP

DAVID KWALIMWA
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Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama says he feels better after scoring his first English Premier League goal this season, and has also backed Kenya to progress from a tough looking Group C at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 27-year old midfielder also told Nation Sport he's anticipating the face-off with deadly Senegal forward Sadio Mane at the continental showpiece.

Wanyama and Mane - who has scored 17 goals in the Premier League this season - played together at Southampton during the start of their respective careers in England before the former moved to Tottenham and the later transferred to Liverpool.

A day after Kenya was drawn alongside Senegal, Algeria, and Tanzania at the continental championship set for Egypt come June, Wanyama delighted a huge constituency of Kenyan football fans by scoring a brilliant goal as Tottenham demolished Huddersfield 4-0 in an English Premier League match.

"I'm just happy that I am back and feeling stronger every day. I am happy to be in the game and get that goal. We have tough matches coming up, and then with the national team over the summer. We ask the fans and stakeholders for all the support," said Wanyama, who has been limited to 14 appearances, out of 41, for his club this season owing to injuries and fitness issues.

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