Victor Wanyama insists Kenya were the ‘better team’ despite defeat 


June 12, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr 

A dejected Victor Wanyama…photo (Sahr Morris Jr)

Kenya captain, Victor Wanyama, said his Kenya side were the “better team” in their 2-1 defeat to Sierra Leone in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown.

Sierra Leone enjoyed a victory at home, thereby ending the Harambee Stars 10 games unbeaten run which mostly came from friendly matches.

However, the Kenya and Tottenham Spurs midfielder believed not too many things went wrong for his side.

He said: “I must compliment my side. We were the better team; we had the better chances in the game. Sierra Leone took their chances and they won the match.”

“We’ve put in a good performance despite conceding the goals were unfortunate for us. Of course, we do have our chances and, regretfully, we didn’t score. We just didn’t have the luck we needed today but from the play, I think we were better than the Sierra Leoneans.”

Wanyama was also disappointed with the officiating, but admitted that they do respect the referee’s decision.

“I am disappointed with the officiating that was why I was around the referee but we respected his decision and it is all done.We have nothing to do now because it has past. We showed true character and I insist we are the better side.”