Wanyama plays for 90 minutes in his debut game

  • The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has made his debut in his new club, Montreal Impact, in a match against Honduras.
Impact Montreal, Wanyama

Wanyama started the game well with an assist to Algerian international Saphir Taider who volleyed a ball from 30 yards out. However, Impact lost 2-1 to Honduras at the Saputo Stadium.

Impact Montreal is being coached by the former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry. This was the first time Impact lost under Thierry Henry and was disappointed with the performance of his squad especially in the way the team conceded two goals.

“I call them schoolboy errors. The first goal is a schoolboy error; the second goal is a schoolboy error. You get countered on a corner kick, and on the other, we knew that they would play long, you cannot have two players jump on the same ball. One jumps, the other runs,” he told MLS Soccer.

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“It’s not possible to win a game when we find ourselves in this kind of situation against a team that was here to defend,” Henry said. “It’s only been five games that we’ve played together, it’s not easy. I think that you’ve seen some plays tonight and you’ve seen plays against New England so we need to continue, to move forward and play more like that for long. We’re trying to learn, we’re trying to progress and now we’ll have to do (the second-half performance) for two halves now,” he added.

Wanyama who is the captain of the Harambee Stars played all the 90 minutes in his debut game which ended 2-1 loss. He recently joined Impact Montreal on a three-and-a-half-year contract.


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With the change of the club, Wanyama has an opportunity to appear in the first eleven unlike when he was playing for the English side. Another moment has just begun for the Kenyan star despite his new club losing in his debut game.

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