Wanyama Beats Moses to Premier League Award
Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspurs has beaten Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast to be named English Premier League African Player of the Month for January, Africanfootball.com writes.
The 25-year-old Kenyan international was superb in January with his club, marshaling the midfield with strength and skill as they surged up second in the league while maintaining their record as the team with the stingiest defence.
He was particularly impressive in Spurs’ 2-0 defeat of Chelsea at the turn of the year to halt Antonio Conte’s men in their strides.
Wanyama, who captains the Harambee Stars, last won the Premier League award in September 2015 when he was still a player with Southampton FC.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi who presently plies his trade in the Chinese Super League with Tianjin TEDA has advised Kelechi Iheanacho on his future at Manchester City.
After making a promising start to the campaign, Iheanacho has been frozen out of the first team set up at the Manchester City since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus in January, leading to speculation about his future.
But Mikel, who spent much of his time at Chelsea battling for shirts with star names, says the competition in the Man City team will help Iheanacho evolve into a better player.
“Iheanacho will become a better player after this phase, he is a strong lad, a very positive minded being and level headed,” Mikel said Wednesday.
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