Why Wanyama was jealous of Ethiopian crowd and what he wants from Kenyans – VIDEO
Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama is envious of the massive Ethiopian crowd that turned up to support their national team in the 2019 Afcon Group F qualifier match on Wednesday.
Ethiopian fans showed up in their thousands to cheer their team at Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar.
Conservative estimate suggest that 100,000 fans squeezed into the 60,000-sitter capacity stadium to watch the match that ended in a barren draw.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder confessed that he had never seen such a sea of humanity even in Europe.
“I had never seen such a crowd – even in Europe the largest I have witnessed is maybe 90,000 or 80,000 but yesterday (Wednesday) I saw an unbelievable crowd,” said Wanyama.
Wanyama believes that if Kenyan fans can show similar support on Sunday, Harambee Stars can beat any team.
“I think one day if we can also get such a crowd at home – even on Sunday – then we can beat any team,” added.
Watch the video of Wanyama’s remarks here.
Kenya hosts the return match Sunday at the Kasarani Stadium.
In a bid to rally a similar massive support, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports Rashid Achesa announced free entry to Kasarani on Sunday.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on hiss part said he will offer free transport to the venue using 150 buses.
Stars jetted back Thursday night and will continue with their preparations ahead of the crucial fixture which could see them book a ticket to the 2019 Afcon in Cameroon with a win.