Kenya’s Victor Wanyama Among the Winners At The Saints Players’ Award Dinner

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The Kenya national team skipper, midfielder Victor Wanyama, who plies his trade for the English Premier League (EPL) side, Southampton FC, was among the big winners feted at this year’s Garmin Players’ Awards dinner on Wednesday night (20th May, 2015) as he scooped the Chairman’s Choice Award.

 

James Milner of Manchester City and Victor Wanyama of Southampton compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on May 24, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo Credit - Shaun Botterill)

James Milner of Manchester City and Victor Wanyama of Southampton compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on May 24, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo Credit – Shaun Botterill)

According to the Saint’s official website, , the club’s honorary President Terry Paine MBE handed the President’s Choice Award to the 23 year-old first Kenyan and East African to play in the EPL for being that player he felt had contributed the most to the club’s achievements this season, among them keeping 15 clean sheets and helping Saints to their highest position ever in the premier league. Jack Cork was the winner of the award last year and President Paine didn’t shy away from awarding a midfielder in Victor Wanyama for a second year running.

Victor Wanyama of Southampton arrives at the Stadium of Light ahead of the the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Southampton at Stadium of Light on May 02, 2015 in Sunderland, England. (Photo credit - Mark Runnacles)

Victor Wanyama of Southampton arrives at the Stadium of Light ahead of the the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Southampton at Stadium of Light on May 02, 2015 in Sunderland, England. (Photo credit – Mark Runnacles)

Wanyama has had a largely good season since joining the Saints on the 11th July, 2013 from the Scottish giants Celtic FC at a £12,500,000 transfer fee (the highest in the history of Scottish and Kenyan football). He has made 37 appearances for Southampton this season scoring 3 crucial goals in the 2014/2015 season.

The other winners in last night’s player’s awards dinner were: Matt Targett and Shane Long who took home the Young Player of the season award and goal of the season award respectively, with captain José Fonte leading by example, mirroring his predecessor Adam Lallana’s exemplary performance, walking home the biggest winner of the evening having won the Fans’ Player and Players’ Player of the Season awards.

Congratulations to all the worthy winners, from Hai Afrika!

Jermain Defoe of Sunderland is tracked by Victor Wanyama of Southampton during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Southampton at Stadium of Light on May 02, 2015 in Sunderland, England. (Photo credit - Mark Runnacles)

Jermain Defoe of Sunderland is tracked by Victor Wanyama of Southampton during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Southampton at Stadium of Light on May 02, 2015 in Sunderland, England. (Photo credit – Mark Runnacles)