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Kenya’s Wanyama named man of the match as Celts beat Bucharest in friendly


Kenyan international holding midfielder Victor Wanyama and Celtic FC player won more plaudits on Tuesday when he was voted man of the match as his Scottish side beat Romanian first tier leaders Steaua Bucharesty 2-1 in a friendly match played in Marbella Spain.

The Romanian side took the lead through Stefan Nikolici who struck in the 13th minute. However, Georgios Samaras levelled matters after the restart with a close-range finish, in the 50th minute and Mo Bangura struck his first top-team goal for the club three minutes later to complete the turnaround.

Wanyama was particularly outstanding at the centre of the packing with brilliant displays which won him man of the match for the first time in Spanish soil as he continues to stamp his authority in the game.

Although designed as a warm-up exercise for the resumption of competitive action at the weekend, there were a number of positives for Johan Mjallby to take from the contest, particularly the amount of chances the Hoops created in a dominant second half display.

With Neil Lennon absent, his assistant Mjallby took charge on the touchline and the Swede named an attacking side with three forwards in the starting eleven – Gary Hooper, Tony Watt and Bangura who lived up to their task.

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