Victor Wanyama to attend Football Symposium to address issues in East Africa

Victor Wanyama to attend Football Symposium to address issues in East Africa
Tottenham Hotspur's Victor Wanyama

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jun 01, 2018. 15:30

Kenya and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is set to grace the national Football Symposium aimed at addressing the challenges currently grappling the sport in the East African country.

The Harambee Stars skipper and Kirimi Kaberia are among eight dignitaries invited to a national football symposium set for Monday.

Wanyama is in the country on holiday following the conclusion of the 2017/18 English Premier League season.


The event will be held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre and organised by the Jaza Stadi initiative.

From his vast experience which includes playing before 80,000 spectators at the Wembley stadium in London each week, and competing in the UEFA Champions League for the past two years, the 26-year old player is best fit to articulate on issues such as poor attendance in local stadiums, plus the recent disappointing performance by the national team.

"We realised that there is a lot of misunderstanding on people's mandates; a lot of blame games going on and a lot of people talking at cross purposes," organiser Carol Radull said to The Nation.

"All these factors and more contribute to poor attendance of games, lack of revenue for clubs and players, and ultimately questionable performance of our national team.

“We felt it was important to get all stakeholders in one room and put all issues in the table to be discussed and solutions sought jointly."

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