Wanyama and Mane set for international action

19-03-16 African players Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama will both be in action for their countries next week.

Wanyama and Mane set for international action

Southampton pair Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane are both set to be in action over the coming weeks in crucial matches in qualification games for the African Cup of Nations 2017. 

Wanyama will lead his side into these fixtures and he will be back in action for the Saints this weekend as they welcome Liverpool to St Mary's in what is crucial game. Wanyama is a key member of the Keyan side and is the only player who plays in the top five league France currently that represent Kenya. Kenya will face Guinea Bissau twice in the space of this break.

As for Mane he will also play a key role for this side in their next two fixtures as Senegal continue to make strides in the international game and they will face  Niger in a double header which is crucial in their hopes of qualification.


Wanyama's Kenya will will fly out to Guinea Bissau on Monday and face them at the Estadio 24 De Setembro on Wednesday with a 7pm EAT kick-off time.

They will then once again face Guinea Bissau on Sunday 27th March at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi. Kenya have just one point from their opening two matches so they know they need to get some results if they are to qualify for the next African Cup of nations.

As for Mane and Senegal they top their group after collecting six points from their opening two matches and so they will hope that they can continue their decent early form to the competition against Niger. Senegal will face Niger two times in three days first off they will face a home game against Niger in Dakar on Saturday 26th March. Kick-off 7pm GMT. They are then due to face the same opponents in Niarmey at 3pm BST on Tuesday 29th March. 

The pair following them matches will then join back up with Southampton before heading to Leicester for a game against the league leaders on the 3rd April at the King Power stadium