Kenyan international Victor Wanyama is living his football dreams after being named as the assistant captain of the Club de Foot Montréal based in the USA.
But, achieving this was not as easy as most people may presume. Wanyama had to put in extra work to win the hearts of the Americans.
Before the start of the season, Wanyama had expressed his readiness to take up the leadership role in the club.
“It’s a good challenge. I’m looking forward to being a leader on this team. Hopefully, everything will go well.”
Wanyama also stated that he has been giving a hundred percent concentration on and off the pitch which has impressed the coaching staff.
Other than that, Wanyama also has been helping younger players in the side to focus on their training which has greatly impacted on him being selected as the team assistant captain.
“On the pitch, I’ll lead by example. Make sure I do what the coach wants. Off the pitch, I’ll try and guide the young players to stay on their feet … focus on their football and their careers; make sure there’s nothing that’s bothering them (so) they’re able to concentrate and give their best,” said Wanyama.
His first assignment was to lead his side against Columbus Crew in the Major Soccer League (MLS) which ended in a barren draw.
The draw extended their unbeaten run in the league.
Wanyama took to Instagram to express his gratitude after the game. “Another point and a clean sheet we keep the momentum going,” wrote Wanyama.
Wanyama was among the top players who were touted to take over as the net Montreal skipper after the Finnish defender Jukka Raitala, who held the position moved to Minnesota United in January.
Since, exiting Tottenham Hotspurs, Wanyama has again regained his mojo and he is playing football for fun. The Harambee stars captain is inspiring other young players to push beyond the ceiling.
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