Former Cameroon International soccer player Patrick Mboma has tipped Harambee Stars captain and Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama to become an outstanding player in the next few seasons.
Mboma further said Wanyama’s envisaged move from St. Mary’s to another English top side will boost his career.
Patrick Mboma who is in the country to grace the 12th edition of the SOYA Awards believes that the Kenyan midfielder who has become an integral part in Ronald Koeman’s side could develop further if his intended move from Southampton materializes.
Mboma who played for Cameroon’s indomitable lions 57 times and was crowned African Player of the year in 2000 listed lack of proper structures as some of the obstacles holding down development of soccer in Africa.
The 46 year old who is rooting for Jerome Champane at next Month’s FIFA elections decried the low number of African slots at the world cup expressing his desire of holding negotiations with the forthcoming boss for the current five places be increased.
Meanwhile, preparations for Friday’s Soya awards gala in Nairobi, are complete.
World Javelin champion Julius Yego is a favourite but he will have to fight it out against former Gor Mahia forward Michael Olunga among others for the overall title. A total of twenty categories will be contested.