Saints ace Wanyama rescued from mob of angry fans after Kenya exit

Saints ace Wanyama suffers shock international exit

Saints ace Wanyama suffers shock international exit

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SAINTS midfielder Victor Wanyama’s had to be rescued by police from a mob of angry fans after his international dream was shattered yesterday.

He was part of the Kenya side that crashed out of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Wanyama played the whole of a 0-0 second leg stalemate against Lesotho in Nairobi as the Harambee Stars failed to overturn a first-leg deficit to go out 1-0 on aggregate in the second qualifying round.

It was a shock exit for Wanyama and co, with Lesotho 36 places in the FIFA World rankings and fans were understandably angry, and after the final whistle blew and quickly invaded the pitch.

Wanyama, who had played for Saints in their 3-1 friendly win over Brighton three days earlier, had also played the full game of that first-leg defeat in Maseru two weeks ago.

Kenyan coach Adel Amrouche who wasn’t at the game as he is serving a 12-month suspension for spitting at a match official was immediately sacked after the match.

 

 

 

 

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8:28am Mon 4 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

Good get him back here and settled in before the PL kicks off.
Good get him back here and settled in before the PL kicks off. J7junctionseven
  • Score: 13

8:30am Mon 4 Aug 14

saintbobby says...

I am sure he will be upset and it seems a bit churlish to point out this means we won't lose him now during this competition.

But, strange result!
I am sure he will be upset and it seems a bit churlish to point out this means we won't lose him now during this competition. But, strange result! saintbobby
  • Score: 13

8:32am Mon 4 Aug 14

Buddy SFC says...

Can we please ban the word 'EXIT' on the DE Website ............... I went into a cold sweat !!

Waiting on some good news me thinks , a very interesting few days for the club I hope ....................
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Can we please ban the word 'EXIT' on the DE Website ............... I went into a cold sweat !! Waiting on some good news me thinks , a very interesting few days for the club I hope .................... ......... Buddy SFC
  • Score: 18

8:54am Mon 4 Aug 14

saintforever says...

on a different note -wonder whether lovren is regretting his ask lovren2 last night - must admit i thought it was hilarious.
on a different note -wonder whether lovren is regretting his ask lovren2 last night - must admit i thought it was hilarious. saintforever
  • Score: 14

9:44am Mon 4 Aug 14

rednwhite72 says...

What does that comment above actually mean?
What does that comment above actually mean? rednwhite72
  • Score: 9

9:48am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

rednwhite72 wrote:
What does that comment above actually mean?
A semiotic conundrum?
[quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: What does that comment above actually mean?[/p][/quote]A semiotic conundrum? Rising_Son
  • Score: 3

9:57am Mon 4 Aug 14

midlandsaint says...

12 month ban for spitting at an official?! Should have bit him instead for a 4 month ban.
12 month ban for spitting at an official?! Should have bit him instead for a 4 month ban. midlandsaint
  • Score: 12

12:26pm Mon 4 Aug 14

bbb001 says...

Dont care about some micky mouse competition, now why dont you go out and do some reporting on the saints team.
Dont care about some micky mouse competition, now why dont you go out and do some reporting on the saints team. bbb001
  • Score: -4

12:36pm Mon 4 Aug 14

cbuk says...

Anyone who think's Wanyama is an ace has their eye's painted on. Who else has noticed that all the players that joined under MoPo's are the one's nobody else want's (and they cost the most) Wanyama, Rameres & Osvaldo.
Anyone who think's Wanyama is an ace has their eye's painted on. Who else has noticed that all the players that joined under MoPo's are the one's nobody else want's (and they cost the most) Wanyama, Rameres & Osvaldo. cbuk
  • Score: 6

12:43pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

rednwhite72 wrote:
What does that comment above actually mean?
have a look at the #asklovrenpart2 tag on twitter

mind you most of the funnier comments have been taken down by now.
[quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: What does that comment above actually mean?[/p][/quote]have a look at the #asklovrenpart2 tag on twitter mind you most of the funnier comments have been taken down by now. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 3

12:49pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Chapperall says...

Good we will have another player back minus distractions. Some mention on here about Lovren can someone enlighten us?
Good we will have another player back minus distractions. Some mention on here about Lovren can someone enlighten us? Chapperall
  • Score: 2

3:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

saintbobby says...

Chapperall wrote:
Good we will have another player back minus distractions. Some mention on here about Lovren can someone enlighten us?
Yes, sympathise. Just cannot be bothered with Twitter so I and think a few more, would really be ever so grateful for the information on here - assuming it is interesting. We oldies are not up with all the bits and pieces, but thankfully cope with this site.
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: Good we will have another player back minus distractions. Some mention on here about Lovren can someone enlighten us?[/p][/quote]Yes, sympathise. Just cannot be bothered with Twitter so I and think a few more, would really be ever so grateful for the information on here - assuming it is interesting. We oldies are not up with all the bits and pieces, but thankfully cope with this site. saintbobby
  • Score: 5

3:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

jls217 says...

According to reports about the game the manager was sacked and Wannayamoney had to be protected by police as the rioters at the final whistle were trying to get at him.
According to reports about the game the manager was sacked and Wannayamoney had to be protected by police as the rioters at the final whistle were trying to get at him. jls217
  • Score: -3

4:43pm Mon 4 Aug 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

FIGHT and WIN

COUNTDOWN to new Season.

Where are our new signings ?

In a RUSH to sell - so slow to replace

He may talk a good job .. But he all know with our hands on our hearts - they are a waste of a good salary.

Own up - to bein f*cking useless - you have left this FINE CLUB to wallow in the Premiership bottom Ten with the spectre of relegation.

RESIGN Les Reed and Ralph Krueger and let Quality individuals guide this club to success.

THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON
FIGHT and WIN COUNTDOWN to new Season. Where are our new signings ? In a RUSH to sell - so slow to replace He may talk a good job .. But he all know with our hands on our hearts - they are a waste of a good salary. Own up - to bein f*cking useless - you have left this FINE CLUB to wallow in the Premiership bottom Ten with the spectre of relegation. RESIGN Les Reed and Ralph Krueger and let Quality individuals guide this club to success. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 7

6:05pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Saint Clements says...

Trying, and failing miserably, to remain calm and composed about our transfer situation.

I'm beyond gloomy about Rodwell being spotted at The Stadium of Light...
Trying, and failing miserably, to remain calm and composed about our transfer situation. I'm beyond gloomy about Rodwell being spotted at The Stadium of Light... Saint Clements
  • Score: 7

6:40pm Mon 4 Aug 14

hdfw09 says...

So much for having signings locked up by the weekend or today. It is very quiet.
So much for having signings locked up by the weekend or today. It is very quiet. hdfw09
  • Score: 5

6:49pm Mon 4 Aug 14

warrens 76 says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
FIGHT and WIN

COUNTDOWN to new Season.

Where are our new signings ?

In a RUSH to sell - so slow to replace

He may talk a good job .. But he all know with our hands on our hearts - they are a waste of a good salary.

Own up - to bein f*cking useless - you have left this FINE CLUB to wallow in the Premiership bottom Ten with the spectre of relegation.

RESIGN Les Reed and Ralph Krueger and let Quality individuals guide this club to success.

THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON
it is disturbing red army ...
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: FIGHT and WIN COUNTDOWN to new Season. Where are our new signings ? In a RUSH to sell - so slow to replace He may talk a good job .. But he all know with our hands on our hearts - they are a waste of a good salary. Own up - to bein f*cking useless - you have left this FINE CLUB to wallow in the Premiership bottom Ten with the spectre of relegation. RESIGN Les Reed and Ralph Krueger and let Quality individuals guide this club to success. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON[/p][/quote]it is disturbing red army ... warrens 76
  • Score: 4

6:50pm Mon 4 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

The echo rumour mill is just c@@p its more like misheard tital tatle from other papers and nothing ever comes from it and frankly i would rather not have it thank you
The echo rumour mill is just c@@p its more like misheard tital tatle from other papers and nothing ever comes from it and frankly i would rather not have it thank you mickey01
  • Score: 3

6:52pm Mon 4 Aug 14

spratt says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
FIGHT and WIN

COUNTDOWN to new Season.

Where are our new signings ?

In a RUSH to sell - so slow to replace

He may talk a good job .. But he all know with our hands on our hearts - they are a waste of a good salary.

Own up - to bein f*cking useless - you have left this FINE CLUB to wallow in the Premiership bottom Ten with the spectre of relegation.

RESIGN Les Reed and Ralph Krueger and let Quality individuals guide this club to success.

THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON
I have tried very hard to remain positive whilst day after day, week after week, nothing of any real significance happens. Krueger and Reed have been all hot air and empty promises. I have every respect for our owners and hate the foul comments re KL on some posts but I am really feeling now that it would probably be best to sale the Club and give RK a full reign as manager. How he keeps smiling I don't know.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: FIGHT and WIN COUNTDOWN to new Season. Where are our new signings ? In a RUSH to sell - so slow to replace He may talk a good job .. But he all know with our hands on our hearts - they are a waste of a good salary. Own up - to bein f*cking useless - you have left this FINE CLUB to wallow in the Premiership bottom Ten with the spectre of relegation. RESIGN Les Reed and Ralph Krueger and let Quality individuals guide this club to success. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON[/p][/quote]I have tried very hard to remain positive whilst day after day, week after week, nothing of any real significance happens. Krueger and Reed have been all hot air and empty promises. I have every respect for our owners and hate the foul comments re KL on some posts but I am really feeling now that it would probably be best to sale the Club and give RK a full reign as manager. How he keeps smiling I don't know. spratt
  • Score: 2

7:12pm Mon 4 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

I agree with most of the people on here that the silence and inactivity from the club is now bordering on insulting.
We're basically caught in a catch 22 situation which the club appears to be well aware of. Storm the castle or sit tight and hope for the best???
Many of us have already spent serious amounts of money renewing season tickets etc and should be treated with a bit more respect by being kept up to speed from the club within and not from red top daily rags and here say from other unreliable sources.
The waiting is now becoming unbearable whilst other clubs continue to sign players supposedly linked to us only days before. So when will be the right time to light the torches and storm the castle, when it's to late?? or do we continue to hang onto every last possibility that signings are imminent.
Supporting this club should come with a health warning !!
COYR FOADP.......COME ON SAINTS FFS!!! GIVE US SOMETHING TO CALM THE NERVES. AT LEAST 3 NEW SIGNINGS THIS WEEK OR PREFERABLY TOMORROW WOULD BE A GOOD START!!!
I agree with most of the people on here that the silence and inactivity from the club is now bordering on insulting. We're basically caught in a catch 22 situation which the club appears to be well aware of. Storm the castle or sit tight and hope for the best??? Many of us have already spent serious amounts of money renewing season tickets etc and should be treated with a bit more respect by being kept up to speed from the club within and not from red top daily rags and here say from other unreliable sources. The waiting is now becoming unbearable whilst other clubs continue to sign players supposedly linked to us only days before. So when will be the right time to light the torches and storm the castle, when it's to late?? or do we continue to hang onto every last possibility that signings are imminent. Supporting this club should come with a health warning !! COYR FOADP.......COME ON SAINTS FFS!!! GIVE US SOMETHING TO CALM THE NERVES. AT LEAST 3 NEW SIGNINGS THIS WEEK OR PREFERABLY TOMORROW WOULD BE A GOOD START!!! J7junctionseven
  • Score: 3

7:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

tarquin farquharson says...

cbuk wrote:
Anyone who think's Wanyama is an ace has their eye's painted on. Who else has noticed that all the players that joined under MoPo's are the one's nobody else want's (and they cost the most) Wanyama, Rameres & Osvaldo.
Absolutely spot on. Wanyama's performances and attitude on the pitch nosedived dramatically mid-season when he smelt the unrest that was building. Mind you, Ramires was here before poch.
[quote][p][bold]cbuk[/bold] wrote: Anyone who think's Wanyama is an ace has their eye's painted on. Who else has noticed that all the players that joined under MoPo's are the one's nobody else want's (and they cost the most) Wanyama, Rameres & Osvaldo.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on. Wanyama's performances and attitude on the pitch nosedived dramatically mid-season when he smelt the unrest that was building. Mind you, Ramires was here before poch. tarquin farquharson
  • Score: 3

7:33pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Chapperall says...

What worries me is that RK sees Hoover as the main CB. If we don't get an experienced CB in we are destined for a difficult season. What the hell is going on with these transfers why do the leaving players seem to go so quickly and new players don't materialise. There is something fishy going on and we are not being told the truth
What worries me is that RK sees Hoover as the main CB. If we don't get an experienced CB in we are destined for a difficult season. What the hell is going on with these transfers why do the leaving players seem to go so quickly and new players don't materialise. There is something fishy going on and we are not being told the truth Chapperall
  • Score: 3

8:54pm Mon 4 Aug 14

hdfw09 says...

Chapperall wrote:
What worries me is that RK sees Hoover as the main CB. If we don't get an experienced CB in we are destined for a difficult season. What the hell is going on with these transfers why do the leaving players seem to go so quickly and new players don't materialise. There is something fishy going on and we are not being told the truth
If HOOVER is the main CB, we are definitely suspect for relegation. Yes, he tries, but he just is not premier league quality at all. The other teams love when he is in our starting XI. They can normally count on an own goal.

RK - please give us something here. The lack of activity from SFC this weekend and today is very unsettling. Meanwhile, other clubs are bolstering their rosters.
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: What worries me is that RK sees Hoover as the main CB. If we don't get an experienced CB in we are destined for a difficult season. What the hell is going on with these transfers why do the leaving players seem to go so quickly and new players don't materialise. There is something fishy going on and we are not being told the truth[/p][/quote]If HOOVER is the main CB, we are definitely suspect for relegation. Yes, he tries, but he just is not premier league quality at all. The other teams love when he is in our starting XI. They can normally count on an own goal. RK - please give us something here. The lack of activity from SFC this weekend and today is very unsettling. Meanwhile, other clubs are bolstering their rosters. hdfw09
  • Score: 3

9:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

FindAndDestroy says...

hdfw09 wrote:
Chapperall wrote:
What worries me is that RK sees Hoover as the main CB. If we don't get an experienced CB in we are destined for a difficult season. What the hell is going on with these transfers why do the leaving players seem to go so quickly and new players don't materialise. There is something fishy going on and we are not being told the truth
If HOOVER is the main CB, we are definitely suspect for relegation. Yes, he tries, but he just is not premier league quality at all. The other teams love when he is in our starting XI. They can normally count on an own goal.

RK - please give us something here. The lack of activity from SFC this weekend and today is very unsettling. Meanwhile, other clubs are bolstering their rosters.
HOOVER!!!!!! CB?????? Honestly this is a bad news, no disrespect to him, but he was our weakest link last season, he is not a PL player.... I rather have Yoshida instead if we don't get anybody else...
[quote][p][bold]hdfw09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: What worries me is that RK sees Hoover as the main CB. If we don't get an experienced CB in we are destined for a difficult season. What the hell is going on with these transfers why do the leaving players seem to go so quickly and new players don't materialise. There is something fishy going on and we are not being told the truth[/p][/quote]If HOOVER is the main CB, we are definitely suspect for relegation. Yes, he tries, but he just is not premier league quality at all. The other teams love when he is in our starting XI. They can normally count on an own goal. RK - please give us something here. The lack of activity from SFC this weekend and today is very unsettling. Meanwhile, other clubs are bolstering their rosters.[/p][/quote]HOOVER!!!!!! CB?????? Honestly this is a bad news, no disrespect to him, but he was our weakest link last season, he is not a PL player.... I rather have Yoshida instead if we don't get anybody else... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 2

10:04pm Mon 4 Aug 14

FindAndDestroy says...

Come back home SON... we love you here....
Show them what you are made off...
Come back home SON... we love you here.... Show them what you are made off... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 0

10:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

St Van Roetford says...

cbuk wrote:
Anyone who think's Wanyama is an ace has their eye's painted on. Who else has noticed that all the players that joined under MoPo's are the one's nobody else want's (and they cost the most) Wanyama, Rameres & Osvaldo.
I salute you for your absolute refusal to let the facts get in the way of a good rant.
[quote][p][bold]cbuk[/bold] wrote: Anyone who think's Wanyama is an ace has their eye's painted on. Who else has noticed that all the players that joined under MoPo's are the one's nobody else want's (and they cost the most) Wanyama, Rameres & Osvaldo.[/p][/quote]I salute you for your absolute refusal to let the facts get in the way of a good rant. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 1

12:33am Tue 5 Aug 14

FindAndDestroy says...

cbuk wrote:
Anyone who think's Wanyama is an ace has their eye's painted on. Who else has noticed that all the players that joined under MoPo's are the one's nobody else want's (and they cost the most) Wanyama, Rameres & Osvaldo.
You sure don't know anything about football, or you are just an you idiot!!!, or maybe you just hate him..

He and Morgan made our defense look stronger last season, they were the protective shield for our back 4... more over the man was injured almost half of the season....

Players are living us coz of people like you....
When you hate a player and if they turns things around, become good, they will leave us...

So shut your big mouth..
[quote][p][bold]cbuk[/bold] wrote: Anyone who think's Wanyama is an ace has their eye's painted on. Who else has noticed that all the players that joined under MoPo's are the one's nobody else want's (and they cost the most) Wanyama, Rameres & Osvaldo.[/p][/quote]You sure don't know anything about football, or you are just an you idiot!!!, or maybe you just hate him.. He and Morgan made our defense look stronger last season, they were the protective shield for our back 4... more over the man was injured almost half of the season.... Players are living us coz of people like you.... When you hate a player and if they turns things around, become good, they will leave us... So shut your big mouth.. FindAndDestroy
  • Score: -1

10:21am Tue 5 Aug 14

Prit says...

I suspect the fans would have needed protecting from Victor !!!
I suspect the fans would have needed protecting from Victor !!! Prit
  • Score: 0

12:24pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Alicesdad says...

I didn't predict a riot here !
I didn't predict a riot here ! Alicesdad
  • Score: 0

8:44pm Tue 5 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

PERHAPS A FEW OF THESE ANGRY PEOPLE WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY AFTER VICTOR BOUGHT A BIG SUITCASE....AND THEY FOUND OUT HE FILLED IT WITH MANY GOOD QUALITY SHIRTS THAT WERE SENT OUT FROM BRITISH CHARITY SHOPS IN THE FIRST PLACE.VICTOR WAS TAKING THE LONG TERM VIEW...IMPROVE THE LOCAL ECONOMY! GOOD ON HIM.YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE!
PERHAPS A FEW OF THESE ANGRY PEOPLE WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY AFTER VICTOR BOUGHT A BIG SUITCASE....AND THEY FOUND OUT HE FILLED IT WITH MANY GOOD QUALITY SHIRTS THAT WERE SENT OUT FROM BRITISH CHARITY SHOPS IN THE FIRST PLACE.VICTOR WAS TAKING THE LONG TERM VIEW...IMPROVE THE LOCAL ECONOMY! GOOD ON HIM.YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE! lastminmoran
  • Score: 0

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