Kenyans hail Victor Wanyama after Southampton move

Wanyama's father, Noah, himself a former international winger, said he was proud that his son had set a precedent for other aspiring Kenyan footballers to play in Europe.

updated: July 12, 2013 16:30 IST
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Nairobi, Kenya: Kenyans on Friday hailed national football team skipper Victor Wanyama after his move from Scottish champions Celtic to Southampton in the English Premier League.

The 22-year-old midfielder on Thursday agreed a four-year deal worth a reported club record £12.5 million ($18.9 million) to become the first Kenyan to feature in English football's top flight.

The Kenyan football federation was the first to congratulate the player saying Wanyama, who took over the captain's armband from Dennis Oliech in June, had continued to be "Kenya's football ambassador due to his exploits on the pitch".

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