irobi, Aug 25: Kenya will be without their captain and Tottenham Hotspur star Victor Wanyama for their three intertiol friendlies next week.
Wanyama withdrew from the squad that will play Mozambique, Togo and Mauritania as he struggles to recover fully from a niggling ankle injury.
The Kenyan captain played the full 90 minutes for Tottenham in their defeat to reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions Chelsea at Wembley last weekend having featured for only 10 minutes during their 2-0 victory at Newcastle United FC in the opening fixture of the season. Wanyama was included in the 15-man foreign based squad announced by Kenya head coach Stanley Okumbi on Tuesday but it is understood he will turn down his latest call-up to focus on regaining his match fitness after a poor pre-season.
Without his influential captain, Okumbi has many options in midfield from his prelimiry squad of 51. IANS