migne: tottenham star wanyama remains kenya's best player despite missing ghana clash

12:28    13 Sep 2018

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (R) with Victor Wanyama
Kenya head coach Sebastien Migne has stressed the importance of Tottenham Hotspur star Victor Wanyama to the national team.

The England-based central midfielder missed the Harambee Stars' 1-0 win over Ghana in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier last weekend.

Wanyama, who is the Kenya captain, decided to remain in England and continue training with his English Premier League (EPL) club, Tottenham.

The 27-year-old is looking to regain his full fitness after months out recuperating after a knee injury, something that did not go well with Migne.

Speaking on Futaa, the French coach however insists that any injured player should still report to camp when called upon to be checked by the doctors and also help in instilling the team spirit.

“Victor is the team captain. I met him in June and I know he is a very good guy. He is definitely the best player in the country and it would have been very good to have in camp ahead of the Ghana game. His presence would have been important and I want to see him soon,” Migne said.

“We have built a new medical department led by a French Osteopath and there are new rules in the team. If a player is injured, then we need to see him and assess his injury.” he added.

It remains to be seen whether Wanyama will make himself available for Kenya's next 2019 AFCON qualifier which is against Ethiopia on the 10th of October 2018.

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