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Robbers break into Wanyama's home, steal valuables

26 November 2014, 09:28

Nairobi - English Premier League (EPL) side Southampton FC midfielder and Kenya national team captain, Victor Wanyama, is counting loses after his house was cleaned by robbers on Monday night.

Wanyama's home was broken into when he was on Saint's duty during their away match at Aston Villa where his team held on to second on the log five points behind leaders Chelsea after a late Nathaniel Clyne goal salvaged a 1-1 draw.

During the break-in Wanyama lost possessions worth hundreds of thousands of pounds including his prized new Range Rover luxury SUV, electronics, designer clothing and jewellery.

"He has confirmed the incident but at this time, he's too distraught to comment on it," a close friend confided to local website Capital Sport on Tuesday when news broke on online media.

Also read: Family escapes death as robbers set house on fire

Having arrived to the team hotel a day before the Villa Park game, Wanyama traveled to Birmingham with the rest of the squad before returning home to find the shocking robbery.

Wanyama has been in great form under new Southampton boss, scoring thrice this season since making his 10 million pound move from Scottish champions, Glasgow Celtic last year, helping the Saints to their roaring start to the campaign.

He is the most expensive Kenyan footballer in the country's history and first ever to play in the EPL.

Robbers have targeted other EPL stars on away duty in the past including current and former England internationals, Frank Lampard, Theo Walcott and Phil Jagielka as well as former Arsenal legends, Nwakwo Kanu, Marc Overmars and record scorer, Thierry Henry.

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- Xinhua


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