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WANYAMA: Listening to Sauti Sol and Avril is part of my pre-match ‘rituals’

By DAVID KWALIMWA November 13th, 2016 1 min read

Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama has revealed a pre-match ‘ritual’ which he always performs before taking to the field when playing for his club Tottenham Hotspur.

It involves listening to music by Kenya’s multiple award winning band Sauti Sol and Avril.

“When travelling to the stadium for league matches, I usually put on my headphones and listen to some music, mostly from Sauti Sol or Avril, wonderful stuff… that makes me relax and prepare for the task ahead,” Wanyama told Nairobi News.

The midfielder is in the country for international assignments and played a starting role in Kenya’s 1-0 win over Mozambique in an international friendly match at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday evening.


Wanyama also spoke about his club’s far from impressive performance in their adopted home turf, Wembley Stadium, in Uefa Champions League matches this season.

“Wembley is different from White Hart Lane. There is far less connection with our fans when we play there and at times it feels like we are playing away. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t trying our best to win the matches,” he said.

The North London club opted to switch their Uefa Champions League matches to the 90,000-seater stadium at the start of the season, primarily to attract big match attendances.

Spur are winless in the two matches that they have played against French club AC Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen of Germany at Wembley in the tournament this season.