Wanyama to skip Stars match against DR Congo be­cause of Spurs’ duty

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International -

GOAL.COM/ Harambe Stars cap­tain Vic­tor Wanyama will not be avail­able for the team’s in­ter­na­tional friendly match against DR Congo to­mor­row in Kin­shasa.

The mid­fielder has been ruled out due to the tight sched­ule fol­low­ing the fact he will be en­gaged in club du­ties in Eng­land just two days be­fore Haram­bee Stars’ friendly match.

He is among the for­eign le­gion, who had been plan­ning to link up with the team in DRC. How­ever af­ter a chat be­tween Kenya and Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur’s tech­ni­cal benches, it was thought pru­dent to leave him out of Stars’ plans for the game in the Congo cap­i­tal.

“Yes, Wanyama will not be able to par­tic­i­pate in our friendly match against DR Congo be­cause of a tight fix­ture sched­ule. You see, he is due to play against Manch­ester City to­day and would be re­quired to be in Congo to­mor­row (Oc­to­ber 3) so we de­cided to keep him out of our plans,” FKF com­mu­ni­ca­tion boss Barry Otieno said yes­ter­day.

Other in­ter­na­tional play­ers who will link up with the team in DRC in­clude Abud Omar, Michael Olunga, Is­mael Gon­za­lez and Amos Esakahlie. Jesse Were, David Ochieng’ Brian Man­dela, Rama Salim, David Od­hi­ambo, Paul Were and An­thony Akumu who are al­ready in camp.

The team leaves Nairobi at mid­day to­day and jet back on the Wed­nes­day at 9pm.

In an­other de­vel­op­ment Muhoroni Youth have re­placed John “Bobby” Ogolla with his as­sis­tant Tom Juma as head coach.

Haram­bee Stars cap­tain Vic­tor Wanyama/ PICCENTRE

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