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Wanyama finally links up with Stars squad in Bissau

Harambee Stars captain, Victor Wanyama, has finally linked up with his teamates in Guinea Bissau.

Wanyama arrived in Bissau at around 10am Kenyan time following a 48-hour journey marred by a number of logistical challenges.

His delay in linking up with the Stars squad had in turn elicited speculations on social media.

According to Football Kenya Federation CEO, Robert Muthomi, Wanyama’s delay was occasioned by the employees strike at the French Airports, a stalemate which later spilled over to several West African airports.

Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama (right) on arrival in Guinea Bissau.
Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama (right) on arrival in Guinea Bissau.

Wanyama left Southampton for London on Monday morning from where he connected a flight to Morocco. He was expected to take another flight to Bissau on the same day but instead missed the flight, reportedly after arriving late. FKF then made frantic efforts to reroute him to Bissau through Dakar.

“I am feeling fine and will be ready to play if called upon by the coaches. These are two important games against Guinea Bissau in the next few days and we really have to win both of them to revive our hopes of qualifying for the African Cup of Nations next year,” Wanyama told Nairobi News from Morocco on Tuesday.

Kenya will play Guinea Bissau in the first leg match in Bissau from 7pm Kenyan time.