Wanyama wants first trophy

Celtic midfielder expects big interest back in Kenya

Victor Wanyama: Celtic midfielder wants to win his first trophy in the Scottish Communities League Cup

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Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama is hoping to win his first trophy at the weekend against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Communities League Cup final.

Wanyama has enjoyed an impressive debut season at Parkhead since his arrival from Germinal Beerschot and wants to cap his campaign with some silverware.

The Bhoys are overwhelming favourites to beat Killie at Hampden Park, but the Kenyan is not taking victory in the final for granted.

"If we win, and it's a big if, then it will be very good for me because it will be my first trophy as a professional footballer," he said. "It's something I have been dreaming of.

"I have not really played in any finals so this will be my first one. So I am looking forward to it."


Wanyama expects the game to be shown in his homeland, where the Celtic Charity Foundation has instigated several projects in recent months.

"I think everyone in my country knows about this final and they are happy," Wanyama said. "Everybody has been wishing me the best to win something.

"There are some television channels who have the right to show the Scottish league so they will show the game. Since I came to Celtic, many people in my country now know about Celtic.

"If you ask anybody, they know about Celtic because they know Celtic are big club but also in terms of helping the poor people and their charity.

"They know Celtic has a very good charity foundation and is also a good football club. So everyone in Kenya knows about Celtic."