Victor Wanyama: Kenyan International Nominated for Prestigious Award at Montreal Impact

Victor Wanyama: Kenyan International Nominated for Prestigious Award at Montreal Impact

  • Wanyama has been nominated for the Most Valuable Player award at Montreal Impact
  • The Kenyan has been integral for his side in the 2021 season, making a total of 27 appearances
  • He will come up against fellow midfielder Djordje Mihailovic and Romell Quioto

Kenyan international Victor Wanyama’s good form for his club Montreal Impact has earned him a nomination for a prestigious award.

Victor Wanyama
Wanyama has been nominated for the MVP award at Montreal Impact.
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Wanyama has been nominated for the most valuable player at Montreal Impact ahead of the club’s end of season awards.

As announced on the club website, Wanyama will come up against fellow midfielder Djordje Mihailovic and Romell Quioto, who won the award last season.

According to the club, its season ticket holders will have the honour of choosing their preferred candidate via a link shared to them via email.

The exercise started on November 17 and will end in November 20.

Wanyama for Montreal Impact

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This season, Wanyama has been an integral part of the Montreal Impact squad, making a total of 27 appearances and an impressive 2365 minutes.

Notably, he has made the starting line up in all 27 appearances for his side, only being subbed off on three occasions.

In terms of goals, the robust midfielder scored twice in the 2021 season, matching his tally in his maiden season in the league.

The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was booked eight times this season.

Last year, in his first season with the MLS club, he was nominated for two awards - the Newcomer of the Year Award and the MLS Works Humanitarian Award.

Despite making a slow start to life in the US, Wanyama has come of age and is a fan favourite in Montreal Impact.

He recently announced his retirement from international football, giving him ample time to concentrate on club football.

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From his social media activity, it is clear the 30-year old new father of one is enjoying his time with his current club.

Wanyama’s salary at Montreal Impact

At Montreal Impact, Wanyama is one of the best-paid players not only in his club, but in the league as well.

According to the salaries catalogue updated by the Major Soccer League) MLS Players Association on Thursday, October 21, Wanyama takes home a massive $200,000 (KSh 22,220,000) per month.

To put the figures into more context, Wanyama rakes in $50,000 (KSh 5.5 million) per week and $2,400,000 (Ksh266,640,000) annually.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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