Wanyama hopes opening goal is a marker of good times ahead

It is going to be a busy summer for Kenyan international Victor Wanyama with the national team set to take part in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and just a day after the draw, the burly midfielder scored his first goal of the season for Tottenham Hotspurs against Huddersfield on Saturday 13 April.

It has not been the easiest of times to the Harambee Stars captain; he has struggled with injury and this was just his 14th appearance of the season. Having spent more time off the pitch, he termed the goal at Tottenham Stadium a good lift.

First in 14 months

Wanyama opened the scoring, with his first goal in 14 months at Spurs before handing the baton to Lucas Moura, who netted a hat trick to seal the match and afterwards, the Kenyan international admitted that he is getting stronger by the day.

“It’s been a while since I scored, I am very happy today I score again and it lifted me.

“I am just happy that I am back and feeling stronger every day and I am happy to be in the game and get the goal,” he told Sky Sports.

A Wanyama in great form is what Kenya coach Sebastien Migne will want to see ahead of the AFCON finals, with his inspiration needed after Kenya was handed Senegal, Algeria and Tanzania in the draw conducted in Egypt on Friday 12 April.