Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Talented Soccer Star 2012 - Victor Wanyama, Kenyan footballer

Victor Mugabe Wanyama (born 25 June 1991) is a Kenyan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or a centre back for Scottish Premier League side Celtic and the Kenya national team. Wanyama became the first ever Kenyan player to score in the UEFA Champions League when he scored the first goal in Celtic's historic 2-1 win over Barcelona on November 7th, 2012.

Wanyama comes from a very sporting family, his brother is Inter Milan midfielder McDonald Mariga currently on loan at Parma from Inter Milan, while other brothers Thomas and Sylvester Wanyama play for the 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions Sofapaka and club Sony Sugar respectively. His father Noah Wanyama was a footballer for AFC Leopards in the 1980s and his sister Mercy is a professional basketball player in Kenya. He is managed by ExtraTime and has a boot sponsorship deal with Nike.