Southampton midfielder and Harambee stars captain Victor Wanyama was delighted on receiving his Premier League African Player of the Month of September Award.

Wanyama was voted EPL African Player of the Month for his vital role in Southampton FC’s bright start to the season, which saw them rise to second place in the table, at the time. He was presented with the award by the CEO of New African Soccer, Tunde Adelakun in a brief ceremony.

“It is wonderful,” he said, “being recognised as someone who has done well for his club. It came as a surprise, but a very pleasant one, and it can only inspire me to do even better, because I surely want more of these in my cabinet.”

“It is a great feeling at the club. I was worried when we were losing most of our top players in the summer, and was always wondering whether I should also move,” adding “But I stayed, and the manager came in and gave us great belief in ourselves. He made us work well, and gave our midfield the freedom to express ourselves and move freely. This made a big change to our mentality and that is what we are enjoying now.”

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