ESPN reports that Tottenham have denied Kenya from calling up Victor Wanyama for their upcoming friendlies against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea.
“Tottenham has written to us making it clear that Wanyama needs rest so that he recovers fully from the injury [he picked up] while featuring for the club,” Barry Otieno, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) head of communications, told KweséESPN.
“We had written to Tottenham requesting that Wanyama be allowed to feature for the national team since he had been off for [so] long because of injury. But the club replied on Wednesday and we shall miss our inspirational captain,” Otieno added.
Wanyama is coming off an injury-plagued season where he missed nearly five months of action.