Burglars take advantage of Aston Villa game to rob Victor Wanyama

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Victor Wanyama was the victim of a burglary while in action for Southampton against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Burglars took advantage of Victor Wanyama’s absence from his south coast home to rob the 23-year-old while he was playing for Southampton last night.

According to a report from Nairobi News, property worth millions is believed to have been taken, including the player’s Range Rover SUV and three television sets.

Designer clothes and several pairs of shoes were also reportedly taken during the break-in, which occurred at some point between Sunday and Monday evening.

Wanyama met up with his fellow Southampton teammates on Sunday, with the squad staying in a hotel prior to Monday night’s meeting with Aston Villa at Villa Park.

The Saints were held to a 1-1 draw by the Midlands club, with Nathaniel Clyne striking late on to cancel out Gabby Agbonlahor’s first-half opener.

Speaking to Nairobi News, a member of Wanyama’s family said: "It seems the thieves had ample time considering he was not in the house. They turned the house upside down and (Wanyama) is still in shock. The police have been called in and investigations have started."

The news is a blow to the former Celtic midfielder who has been in fine form this season, scoring three goals in 14 appearances for the club in the Premier League this term.

Southampton recruited Wanyama from Celtic back in July 2013 in a deal worth £12.5 million.

Injury curtailed the Kenya international’s impact during his debut season at St Mary’s but the 23-year-old is beginning to show the kind of form that convinced the south coast club to spend big on the former Bhoys favourite.

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