Wanyama calls for overhaul of current Kenya squad

The Southampton midfielder reveals to Goal that selectors must begin to look to the future and constitute a new team after a disastrous exit in 2015 Afcon

Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama has called for an overhaul of current team just a day after they were edged out of African Cup of Nations qualifiers by Lesotho.

Wanyama says selectors must begin to look to the future as they constitute the team for this is the only hope the country has.

"This campaign is gone and we must now start looking at the future. We need to bring in new players into the team,” Wanyama told Goal.

“We should stop pointing fingers now and start planning for the future. Two years is a long time to put things right and Football Kenyan Federation should lead by example and make sure that a panel is formed to start scouting for new talent to play for the team.”

Wanyama blamed poor finishing for team's failure to get past Lesotho on Sunday at Nyayo Stadium. "We created many chances but we could not take advantage of them. It is unfortunate that it has to end this way."

AC Ajaccio striker Dennis Oliech said the entire team should take full responsibility for latest failures and apologized to fans. "We understand how our fans feel and we want to profusely apologize for the huge disappointment they feel at this time.”

Kenya failed to progress in the competition after settling to a scoreless draw with Lesotho with the visitors going through on 1-0 aggregate.