Victor Wanyama's Club Montreal Impact Books Place in Champions League Quarter-Final

Victor Wanyama's Club Montreal Impact Books Place in Champions League Quarter-Final

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:56 PM
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  • Victor Wanyama was given the nod to start as Montreal Impact overturned a deficit to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals.
  • The Kenyan was instrumental in midfield as his side ran out 3-0 winners over Santos Laguna at the Stade Olympique on Wednesday
  • He is set to be an integral part of Montreal Impact’s squad as the new MLS season kicks off this weekend

Kenya’s Victor Wanyama is set to grace the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League after his team Club de Foot Montréal overcame Santos Laguna on Wednesday, February 23.

Montreal Impact saw off their rivals 3-0 in what was perfect revenge against a side that broke their hearts in the same competition more than a decade ago.

Wanyama’s side went into the game with a huge task on their hands as they needed to overcome a 1-0 deficit, having suffered defeat in the first leg a week earlier.

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Victor Wanyama's Montreal Impact are in the CONCACAF Champions League. Photo by Jos Alvarez.
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The Kenyan was once again shown some faith by head coach Wilfried Nancy as he was in the starting lineup to aid his side proceed to the next round.

Club de Foot Montréal made the perfect start to the game when Rommel Quioto round the keeper to score the opener after a brilliant pass from Mathieu Choinière.

Quioto would then turn provider for his side’s second goal as he laid off a ball for Mihailovic Djordje, who smashed it into the roof of the net in the 22nd minute.

Wanyama’s side were on fire by this time, and they eventually got a third as Mihailovic played a cut back to Ismael Kone, whose goal gave his side complete control over the tie.

The hosts held onto the 3-0 lead to ensure the win, which head coach Nancy was extremely proud of.

“We said we’d go for it, I’m happy with the result,” Montreal coach, Wilfried Nancy, said in French of the game afterwards. “The work that the players put on the field gave them the result we deserved.”

The win is likely to be a huge confidence booster for Monreal Impact, who commence another MLS season this weekend.

Olunga scores, again

In other news, another Kenyan, Michael Olunga, was on target yet again as he stretched his goal tally to 23 in the Qatari top flight.

Olunga was once again in top shape on Monday, February 21, as he scored a stunning brace to inspire his side Al Duhail to a 5-0 win over Qatar SC.

The Harambee Stars skipper scored a goal in either half of the match to continue his hot goalscoring form.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and