Wanyama’s injury worries Harambee stars ahead of AFCON qualifier

Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama in action for Tottenham FC. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Harambee stars are worried about  Victor Wanyama’s fitness ahead of their African cup of nation qualifiers clash against Ghana next weekend at Kasarani.

Wanyama, who is the Harambee stars captain, picked up a knee injury in a pre-season tour in USA with his English side Tottenham Hotspur.

Coach Sebastien Migne desperately needs Wanyama’s services to come next weekend as they seek their first win after losing to Sierra Leone 2-1 in the opening match.

Football Kenya federations communications manager Barry Otieno is hopeful Wanyama to be available after he resumed training ahead of English side victory of 3-0 against Manchester United last Monday.

Otieno said that both medical teams have been in talks over Wanyama’s condition and the last decision made will be of interest to the Kenyan captain.

“We made a request to Tottenham even before he got injured. Usually call-ups are made as a standard procedure so that the club knows we have an intention of using the player. And since he has resumed for training we will have to wait for clearance from the medical team and assessment from the coach”,said Otieno.

Local based players started reporting for training at Utalii grounds yesterday as the foreign-based counter parts being expected in from today.

Ghana who won their opening match 5-0 against Ethiopia are expected to jet in on Thursday ready for the clash on 8th Saturday.