Two of East Africa’s top players, Victor Wanyama of Kenya and Tanzanian Mbwana Samatta, could soon be playing in the same league if a deal between Tottenham Hotspur and Club Brugge over the Kenyan captain is reached.
Wanyama is reportedly set for a possible return to Belgium to seek more play time after he dropped down the pecking order in the English side.
Wanyama’s first team appearance with Spurs has been limited by a nagging injury that kept him out of action for the better part of last season.
The BBC on Thursday reported that the Kenyan skipper is on the brink of sealing a move back to Belgium where he played for KFCO Beerschot between 2008 and 2011.
The deal is reportedly in the region of $10 million.
Wanyama would later move to Celtic where he spent three years, then to Southampton where he became the first Kenya, and by far East African, to have played in the English Premier League.
He made 85 appearances for the Saints before ‘the Lion of Muthurwa’ joined his former boss Mauricio Pochettino at the White Heart Lane where he’s been for the last three seasons.
Samatta, who on several occasions has expressed his admiration for Wanyama, also plays in Belgium with Genk.
“It was a good opportunity to play alongside one of the best players who set a good example that can be followed in East Africa. We celebrate your presence in East Africa Victor Wanyama,” Samatta tweeted immediately after he played against Wanyama in the 2019 Afcon match.