Tottenham, Kenya Agree to Rest Wanyama Ahead of DRC Friendly

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs and the Kenya national team technical bench have agreed to exempt Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama from the squad to play DR Congo on Tuesday 4th October.

Wanyama was voted the man of match on Sunday during Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Manchester City FC and the two parties felt it necessary to give him a rest.

“Coach Stanley Okumbi after consultation with Tottenham Hotspurs has opted against calling Harambee Stars Team Captain Victor Wanyama, sales ” FKF communicated in a statement explaining that, more about “The decision was made in the player’s best interest, as the technical bench felt that it would not be in Victor’s best interest to play two matches in two continents in under 48 hours.”

The 19-man Kenyan team has flown to DRC where they will play at the Stade Des Martyrs in Kinshasa on Tuesday at 4:30 pm.

Kenya team to Congo.

Goalkepers: Bonface Oluoch (Gor Mahia,Kenya), James Saruni (Ulinzi FC, Kenya)

Defenders: Haron Shakava (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Jockins Otieno Atudo (Posta Rangers, Kenya), Erick Ouma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Odhiambo David Owino (Zesco, Zambia), David Ochieng (New York Cosmos, USA), Onyango Brian Mandela (Maritzburg, South Africa), Abud Omar (Slava Sofia, Bulgaria).

Midfielders: Ismael Gonzales (Las Palmas, Spain), Agay Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia), Victor Majid (Chemelil Sugar, Kenya), Amos Ekhalie (IFK Mariehamn, Finland), Rama Salim Mohamed (MFK Topvar Topolcany, Slovakia), Omondi Erick Johanna (Mathare United, Kenya).


Strikers: Ooko Paul Were (Acharnaikos, Greece), Jackson Jesse Were (Zesco, Zambia), Makwata John Mark (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya) and Ogada Michael Olunga (IF Djugardens, Sweden).

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