Victor Wanyama Treats Family With Tickets to Watch UEFA Champions League Final
Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham Hotspur's midfielder, Victor Wanyama, has reportedly secured six tickets for his family members to watch the UEFA Champions League final in Spain.
According to Nation, the six family members, who include his mother, will fly out to Spain on Monday, in a trip that is estimated to cost the 28-year-old around Ksh2 million.
Wanyama’s Tottenham Hotspurs is expected to play their English rivals Liverpool, on Saturday, in what has been termed by Kenyans as the global version of the Mashemeji derby.
Belgian International and Liverpool’s striker Divock Origi, whose roots can be traced in Kenya, will coincidentally feature in the Champions League finals hence the Mashemeji derby tag.
Origi and Wanyama were both involved in the most exciting comebacks in champions league history after overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds to make it to the finals.
In 2010, Wanyama’s elder brother Macdonald Mariga, then an Inter Milan player, also invited his family, Wanyama included, to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to watch his team play in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
Despite not playing, Mariga was handed the winners medal after Inter won that game 2-0 and were crowned European champions.
Saturday’s historic match will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano Estadio in Madrid, home to Spanish LaLiga side Atletico Madrid.
Apart from Wanyama, the final is set to bring together a host of other African stars; Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah.
The stadium is expected to accommodate at least 67,000 fans.
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