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Wanyama captains CF Montreal to Voyageurs Cup victory in US

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | November 22nd 2021
Former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama (right) after winning the Voyageurs Cup.[Courtesy]

Former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama is a champion.

Wanyama capped off the 2021 season on a high note after helping CF Montreal win the Voyageurs Cup by defeating Toronto FC 1-0 in the Canadian Championship final Sunday.

The win saw Montreal celebrate a first Canadian Championship title at Stade Saputo since 2014.

The former Tottenham Hotspurs star featured for the entire 90 minutes to help his side finish the season with a trophy at Stade Saputo Stadium and also book a place in the 2022 Concacaf Champions League.

Wanyama started the game and was the rock in the middle of the park but Montreal.

Former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama (right) after winning the Voyageurs Cup.[Courtesy]

Romell Quioto scored the cup-winning goal in the 72nd minute, allowing Montréal to celebrate being the Voyageurs Cup champions for the 11th time in club history.

In a battle between two teams that missed out on the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs, Montréal controlled the pace of the game, outshooting their Canadian Classique rivals 9-1 in the first half but couldn't find the back of the net.

Quentin Westberg kept his team alive throughout the final but Quioto found a way past Toronto's goalkeeper with a chip from atop the box.

Jordan Perruzza had the equalizer at the end of his foot in stoppage time but the homegrown forward hit the post, sinking Toronto's chances at forcing a penalty shootout.

After starting their season away from home in Florida due to COVID-19 restrictions, CF Montréal wrap up a grueling 2021 season with a Canadian Championship title.

In lieu of an Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs run, Montréal can look forward to participating in the 2022 Concacaf Champions League. For Toronto FC, 2021 is a season to forget as the club missed the playoffs and lost to their rivals in the Canadian Championship final.

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