Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama: It was great to win title at home

The midfield kingpin says he is delighted at helping his club Celtic win another Scottish title and happy to be celebrating another championship success

By Otieno Otieno

Kenyan international midfielder Victor Wanyama says he is delighted at helping his club Celtic win another Scottish title on Sunday.

At the age of just 21, Wanyama has already won two league titles. Not only that but he has been an important part of the two-in-a-row success at Celtic, and he’s delighted to be celebrating another championship success.

“It means a lot to us as this is what we have been playing for all season so we are very glad,” he told the club’s official website.

“I’m really delighted to win a second title here and it´s an amazing feeling. I’m so happy and proud of my team-mates. It means more to me this year as winning the league twice isn’t easy so we are all thrilled and that´s how I feel as well, and hopefully we have a good party.

“It was a difficult game as Inverness came out and wanted to win it but we were strong. We just wanted to win it in style and we managed that in the end.”

And in savouring the comprehensive 4-1 victory over Inverness Caley Thistle which sealed the title, the Kenyan midfielder also praised the Celtic support for their backing throughout the campaign.

“The atmosphere was great and the fans were just amazing,” he said. “Winning at home is a big thing for me as usually, like last season, you seem to win titles away from home, and it isn’t the same. I was delighted we did it in front of our own supporters. It´s just a brilliant feeling.”

“The fans have been there for the team and we are very grateful for their support and we have paid them back. They have always been with us all the way through good games and bad games, so I am very happy for them.”

As for the highlight of the season. Like many of the players and Celtic supporters, it was a European game that Wanyama picked out.

“It´s hard to pick a highlight,” he admitted, “but for me the best moment of the season was in the Champions League against Barcelona and winning 2-1.”