Wednesday Apr 26, 2017. 12:00
Tottenham Hotspur’s Kenyan superstar Victor Wanyama has had his charity work recognised at the Best of Africa awards.
The Harambee Stars man is the spokesperson for several charities, including the Jersey 2 Africa 4 Football Foundation.
The event was held at the Rosewood Hotel in London, with African entrepreneur and philanthropist Tsitsi Masiyiwa the keynote speaker.
"Honoured to win an award for my work helping disadvantaged children in Kenya," Wanyama wrote on his official Twitter handle. "It's important to help those less fortunate than ourselves."
Previous winners of the award include Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Alexandre Song and Odion Ighalo.
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos was also honoured with an Outstanding Achievement award for guiding the Indomitable Lions to the Nations Cup title in Gabon earlier this year.
Mahamdou Sakho, Curtis Davies, N'Golo Kante and Younes Kaboul - all players of African descent - were also recognised for their charity work.