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.