Harambee Stars Victor Mugubi Wanyama is one of Kenya’s best professional footballers who plies his trade as defensive midfielder for Tottenham Hotspurs.

The down to earth footballer is known for his prowess on the field and more so for his sportsmanship and leadership qualities.

Victor Wanyama has previously been linked to Chocolate City’s singer Victoria Kimani but the two later came out to deny the dating allegations, saying that they are just close friends.

Have you ever wondered what rituals -if any- footballers undertake prior to a game, to motivate them before they hit the field?

Some footballers will pray, call their wives or lovers, watch a favorite program or film, urinate on the pitch, wear their favorite perfumes, and for others, they just listen to music.

Well Victor Wanyama has revealed what he does before he starts a game. He performs a pre-match ritual which is listening to music, and not just from any artiste, but from songstress Avril and Afro-pop boy band, Sauti Sol.

When travelling to the stadium for league matches, I usually put on my headphones and listen to some music, mostly from Sauti Sol or Avril, wonderful stuff…that makes me relax and prepare for the task ahead

“Humbled much !!!! ???????????????????????????????? Thank you @victorwanyama . I’m glad you enjoy my music ????..”

It’s good to know that despite being one of the highest paid footballers who plays for a prestigious Premier League club, Wanyama still treasures his roots and appreciates his culture, and showing his undying support for our local artistes.

Kudos Avril and BET nominees Sauti Sol for the good job you’re doing musically.