After picking three pre-group UEFA Champions league
games; two against Finland’s HJK Helsinki and one at the play off stage against
Swedish side Helsingborg, Kenyan midfielder Victor Mugabe Wanyama is in line for his fourth game.
Only one change
Wanyama has been named in the starting XI for a Group ‘G’ tie against Benfica that kicks off at the Celtic Park on Wednesday 19 September 2012 from 2145hrs local time.
The lineup released by Manager Neil Lennon sees only one change from the team that lost a recent league game to St. Johnstone.
The Benfica game will see Wanyama improve on his history on the European club scene.
Only the third Kenyan
In the last Champions League game against Helsingborg, he became the first Kenyan ever to score at that level.
When the Benifca tie kicks off, Wanyama will become only the third Kenyan to play at the Group stage of the competition after, incidentally, his elder sibling McDonald Mariga and Kenya national team skipper Dennis Oliech.
Celtic lineup as confirmed at the club’s official portal
CELTIC (4-4-2); Forster; Matthews, Lustig, Wilson, Izaguirre; Forrest, Brown, Wanyama, Mulgrew; Commons, Miku
Substitutes: Zaluska, Hooper, Rogne, Watt, Lassad, Ambrose, Slane