Montreal Impact midfielder Victor Wanyama dismisses allegations made in his name
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Montreal Impact midfielder Victor Wanyama dismisses allegations made in his name

Kenya international Victor Wanyama has released a statement to his followers on social media following an allegation that surfaced that could be detrimental to his name.

Wanyama who is currently plying his trade for Montreal Impact dismissed the claims made by a socialite and insisted that he won't be taking it lying down and will be weighing his legal options.

"My attention has been drawn to a video circulating online containing false, fabricated, and insulting allegations aimed at scandalising my good name and reputation," read the statement.

"I wish to distance myself completely from the contents of this defamatory video. The allegations made therein are a total fabrication and a figment of the maker’s imagination at best. 

"I have never met any party in the video.

"I strongly condemn the actions of both the woman in the video and the publisher of the video Arthur Mandela via his Instagram account @Xtiandela for encouraging the disparagement of the character of individuals based on false accusatory statements."

"The allegations made are manifestly fictitious and clearly meant to boost the online audience of both the maker and of the insulting allegations and publisher of the video," Wanyama continued.  

"I have worked long and hard to build my character and standing in society. 

"Such malicious, scandalising, and false assertions about my name and character are unacceptable to me, my family, and institutions who have placed great trust in me.

"I am prepared to go to great lengths to protect my good name and character.

"Consequently, and with the blessing of my management team, I have instructed my legal team to pursue all legal remedies available to me and to which I have the unreserved right to seek." 

Source: Goal