By Goal.com Staff
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has hailed midfielder Victor Wanyama’s achievements after he was voted the Scottish Young Player of the Year.
The announcement came on Monday in Scotland and it was still hot off the press when an elated Kenya FA President Sam Nyamweya released a statement.
“Victor Wanyama’s selection as Scottish Young Player of the Year is a joyous development for Kenyan football. To see one of our own lifted high up in the books of a highly competitive Scottish league is great. We congratulate Victor Wanyama.”
The statement continued, “the selection was no real surprise to us since Victor has always been the epitome of professionalism, when we watch him on our television screens playing for Celtic, and when he comes back home to play for the Harambee Stars.”
“His dedication and commitment to positive results has been a regular feature of his game and we are so happy to be associated with him.”
“This is just the beginning for Wanyama. We believe his club career will continue to blossom, while we also feel that we are gradually putting ourselves in a good position to ensure that his talent does not go to waste in the national team. Working together with him and his colleagues, we have high hopes of making it to Brazil in 2014.”
The Kenyan, in his second year with the Scottish champions, failed to win a monthly award in the league this campaign but has been recognised for his consistent performances across the campaign.
Wanyama has made 49 appearances for Celtic this season, scoring in his side's historic 2-1 home win over Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League group stage.