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Victor delighted to be raising Saints' profile in Africa
1:25pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in Sport
VICTOR Wanyama is "surprised" to have already raised Saints' profile in his home country.
The midfielder is the first Kenyan ever to play in the Premier League, and his move to St Mary's has not gone un-noticed back in Africa.
"It has been my dream to play in the Premiership and that was since I was small," he said.
"Reaching here it has not been easy, so I am happy to be here and just looking forward to doing well with Southampton.
"People back home they have really always supported me and they are behind me because they follow the Premier League so much, so they are looking forward also to watch me play."
That interest back home is already apparent, with Wanyama spotting a number of Saints shirts when he returned to Kenya this past fortnight for international duty.
"I've never seen that before," he said. "It was a little bit surprising.
"That makes me also happy to see some people back home they are supporting me and also the team.
"I think now if Southampton are playing and it's on TV, they forget about Manchester and Arsenal and better clubs."
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