Victor Wanyama to miss Kenya friendly against CAR

Victor Wanyama to miss Kenya friendly against CAR
Tottenham Hotspur's Victor Wanyama

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Mar 27, 2018. 14:30

News coming from Kenya is that skipper Victor Wanyama will be a notable absentee when they face the Central African Republic in their friendly match in Marrakech, Morocco on Tuesday evening.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder scored from the penalty spot against Comoros in a 2-2 draw on Saturday evening, but Capital Sport has learnt he has already travelled back to his North London-based club.

The club is said to have asked that Wanyama plays only one of the two friendly matches as he is still on the recovery path from a knee injury that kept him out of action for close to four months.

The Harambee Stars will hope for a better show against CAR having not played their best football against a Comoros side ranked 132nd in the world.

Clifton Miheso, who scored the equaliser for Stars against Comoros, admits the team should have done better but hopes they can up their performance against CAR.

"I wasn't really satisfied with the match because we should have won the game considering the number of chances we missed. We should have won that game by a big margin. But it's a learning curve and I hope we can win the next match," the Zambian-based winger said.

"We expect a tough match because at this stage, there is no easy team in Africa. Every game we face is tough and we have to perform."

Stars are using the build-up matches to prepare for their 2019 CAF African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana in September at home.

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