Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho over the weekend hosted Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama and his family to dinner at the coastal city.
The Governor extended an impromptu invite to Wanyama after learning that the midfield enforcer was holidaying at the coast with family members and friends.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was accompanied by his brothers Mc Donald Mariga and Thomas, their mother Miriam, and friends.
The holiday and subsequent dinner with the ‘Sultan’ marked the last engagement for Wanyama, who flew out to England on Sunday evening to commence preparations for the new season.
Joho was full of praise for the footballing brothers and took to social media to write:
“I had the honour of hosting Kenya football internationals Victor Wanyama who plays for Tottenham Hotspurs and his brother McDonald Mariga who plays for U.S. Latina Calcio. Together with their mother we enjoyed a meal together as we discussed a wide range of issues including the potential and growth of youth football in Mombasa County.
“These two represent story of humble beginnings, persistence, discipline and hard work. This is an inspiration particularly to the youth to strive for greater things. May the Almighty continue to bless their path and may their gift continue to be a story of inspiration.”
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