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Stars camp boosted by Wanyama’s return to training

Victor Wanyama has returned to training at Tottenham Hotspur, a development that is without doubt a big boost for Kenya coach Sebastien Migne ahead of the crunch 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana in Nairobi on September 7.

The Harambee Stars captain has not featured in any competitive match this season after suffering a knee injury during Spurs’ pre-season in the USA in July.

But on Friday the English club announced its medical staff has cleared the defensive midfielder to resume training with the rest of the first team.

“Victor Wanyama has commenced integration into first team training as we continue our preparations for Monday’s trip to Manchester United. The central midfielder has been sidelined since pre-season with a knee problem,” the club said.

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It is however expected that the 27-year old will not be fit enough to feature against Manchester United in Monday’s English Premier League match.

Harambee Stars coach Migne will without doubt however receive the news with excitement.

Reason being Wanyama is the most experienced player in the national team’s set up and his presence will add steel to a midfield that already has the likes of Anthony Akumu, Johanna Omollo and Eric Johanna ahead of a potentially intriguing battle against Black Stars midfielders Nicholas Opoku, Afriye Acquah, Isaac Sackey and Kwadwo Asamoah who are all based in Europe.

Kenya need a win against Ghana to revive their hopes of securing qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Cameroon.