British newspaper Daily Mail reports that the 28-year old Totteham Hotspur midfielder “rejected a proposed move abroad last year to ensure he qualified for his passport after residing in the UK for over six years”.
Wanyama led the Kenyan national team to three games at the African Cup of Nations.
He finished playing in all the matches despite battling a knee injury in last season’s English premier league.
Two former Harambee Stars coaches Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee and Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno questioned Wanyama’s leadership of Harambee Stars following the team’s early exit at Afcon.
“He wasn’t at his best in the last three games going by the performance he put out there. He was a very average player. I expected more from him as a captain on the field in terms of organizing the team. But again I didn’t see much of that. The team lacked leadership. I know his nature is that of a quiet player and perhaps that doesn’t suit a captain,” said Mulee, who led Stars to the 2004 edition of the biennial continental championship.