EXCLUSIVE: A source in CAF headquarters reveals to Goal.com that despite the Kenyan's amazing performance, he has emerged third in the category
By David Kwalimwa
Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama has missed out on the Most Promising Talent Award in this year's CAF awards set for Thursday in Accra, Ghana.
A reliable source at CAF headquarters in Cairo exclusively revealed to Goal.com on Monday that Wanyama who was nominated alongside Senegalese striker Moussa Konate and Egyptian forward Mohammed Saleh for the prestigious prize whose Gala is set for the Banquet Hall, State House, had emerged third following a voting system to determine the winner.
"Regarding Wanyama's amazing performance this year, he reached the top three of the category of Most Promising Talent but according to the voting he became the third and as per the committee regulation we don't send an invitation to the third place in this category.”
The source added, "We wish Wanyama good luck in the next edition.” The source could however, not reveal the winner of the category.
Wanyama’s game and stature has improved tremendously since moving to the Scottish Capital from Belgian top flight club Beerschort fifteen months ago.
His stellar performance in 2012 has earned him praise from most quarters.
The 21 year-old won the Scottish Premier League title in his first attempt last season and has been a consistent figure this term, as his club side Celtic raced to the top of the SPL after 12 matches and qualified for the second round of Uefa Champions League.