Wanyama warns Kenya about recapping non European players

Wanyama warns Kenya about recapping non European players
Victor Wanyama

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jun 10, 2015. 13:34

Kenya national team captain Victor Wanyama has warned his football federation about their proposal to cap non-European Union players in English Premier League sides.

The 23- year-old skipper said this will diminish the competitiveness of the most lucrative top flight in the world.

The FA came up with the proposal in March in a bid to give young English players more game-time, targeting an increase from the current 35 per cent of local players in the Premier League to over 40.

The commission also proposed changes to work permit rules that will see only the best non-European foreign players be granted permission to play in England effective from May 1.

"I don't believe in that because the foreign players make it even better so I think without them it will never be the same,” said Wanyama.

Although there were reports that he might be joining Arsenal, the Southampton midfielder told reporters that he is focusing on helping his country to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and will look at club matters later.

"I don't know, maybe you tell me because I've read them as well. I will know what will happen when I go back to my club, but at the moment I'm just helping Harambee Stars qualify for 2017 AFCON,"

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