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{UAH} Victor Wanyama Street in Tanzania axed after a day

Victor Wanyama Street in Tanzania axed after a day

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Victor Wanyama next to Ubungo street bearing his nameImage copyrightVICTOR WANYAMA/INSTAGRAM
Image captionWanyama posted a photo on his Instagram account and thanked Tanzanians

Tottenham and Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama was honoured in Tanzania on Saturday by having a street named after him in Dar es Salaam.

But the gesture looks to have been short-lived as local websites showed a picture of the street sign being taken away the following day.

A statement from the local Ubungo council said procedures to rename a street had not been observed.

There has been no reaction so far from Wanyama, who turned 26 on Sunday.

The footballer was in Tanzania on holiday and had attended a local tournament in the suburb of Ubungo.

Tottenham signed Wanyama from Southampton last July for $11m on a five-year deal.

BBC Africa football correspondent Stanley Kwenda says that Wanyama is the poster boy of East African football, and that in the absence of a strong national football team from the region he is the face of the game there.

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