Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama says he is ready for his new challenge after joining English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
The former Celtic and Southampton midfielder has agreed a five-year contract with Spurs until 2021 and will now be reunited with his former manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Wanyama was speaking at a Nairobi restaurant on Tuesday night where he was unveiled as an ambassador for SuperSport’s Lets Play initiative as well as celebrating his 25th birthday. Naijabet.com
The colourful event was graced by the Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro, Sport Kenya Chief Executive officer Gordon Oluoch, Football Kenya Federation(FKF) President Nick Mwendwa, SuperSport Head of Africa Auka Gacheo, KPL Chairman Ambrose Rachier, KPL CEO Jack Oguda and several other sports administrators.
In his speech, Ethuro described Wanyama as a shining star for the Kenya youth while Auka challenged FKF to up their game to show confidence to the corporates and well wishers .
The FKF president confirmed that Cecafa had approached his federation to host this year’s Cecafa Kagame Cup but said they were unable to do so owing to lack of funds.
“We have a request to host the Cecafa Kagame Cup but unless you Auka and Supersport give us money, we can’t honour that request,” he noted.
Last weekend, Wanyama graced this year’s Ushirika Cup Sports event at the Nairobi Railway club along with his elder brother MacDonald Mariga.
He also visited Kamiti Prison inmates and warders where he presented food stuff and sports equipment to the football team.