Victor Wanyama Demands More ‘Professionalism’ before Returning to Harambee Stars

Former Kenyan national team captain, Victor Wanyama, has expressed his reluctance to return to the Harambee Stars until there is a higher level of professionalism displayed by those in charge of football in the country.

Despite announcing the possibility of a comeback last year, Wanyama now insists that certain issues must be addressed before he is willing to play for the team again. These issues include the constant turnover of coaches and lack of development opportunities for young players.

Wanyama believes that Kenya’s ban by FIFA for nine months due to alleged financial misconduct has resulted in young players missing out on key opportunities for growth. Furthermore, Kenya’s expulsion from qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has further hindered their progress. Despite this, Wanyama remains hopeful that his country can bounce back to where they belong in the international football arena.

Currently playing for CF Montreal in Major League Soccer (MLS), Wanyama keeps a close eye on the fortunes of his former teams, particularly Celtic, Tottenham, and Southampton. While he has concerns about the relegation risk faced by Southampton, he sees a potential opportunity for Tottenham following the departure of Antonio Conte.

Wanyama enjoyed success playing under Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham and hopes his former club will consider re-appointing the Argentine, whom he considers a great coach capable of restoring the team to their former glory.

As Wanyama continues to face former Premier League opponents in MLS, he expresses his desire to once again face Lionel Messi, whom he considers a world-class player capable of adding great value to MLS.

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