Former AFC Leopards and Kisumu Posta player Frank Wetende who also happens to be the father to former Harambee Stars star player Allan Wanga raised eyebrows following his bizarre statement about his famous son.
Wetende was speaking while making an appearance on ntv’s special feature, “The making of Allan Wanga”.
Wetende claimed that months after Allan Wanga’s birth, the toddler did something that was strange and unique. Instead of crawling like other children usually do before getting to walking, he straight away began walking.
In further testament of just how good he was with his feet, he later on showed interest in football, after which his father took him under his wing and showed him the basics.
Allan Wetende Wanga (born 26 November 1985 in Kisumu) is a Kenyan footballer who has played for many teams including AFC Leopards, Tusker FC and Kakamega Homeboyz in the Kenya Premier League as a striker.
He has also served as sporting director in Kakamega Homeboys. His dream of playing in the UEFA Europa League was not realised with Azerbaijan Premier League side FC Baku, as he failed to obtain a work permit after working out a 2-year contract with the club, which ended on 31 December 2009.
Allan Wanga started playing while at primary school. As a youth he also played at various age levels for now defunct Kisumu based football club known as FIFA Kingdom.
He then went to St Paul’s High School, Shikunga in Butere District and continued playing there, although the school did not have a famous football team.
In 2005, he joined Kisumu-based Lolwe FC, then playing in Nationwide League, the second-tier football league in Kenya. He only stayed three months though, because the Nationwide was being revamped and thus closed. He was set to join Agro-Chemical, but the move did not happen as he was threatened by Agro players fearing for their place in the team, according to Wanga. He then went home and was persuaded by his mother Noel, to join the army. He failed the army test, and got a chance at Sher Karuturi, another Kenyan top-flight club. After waiting for a contract offer, his brother Richard called him over a job offer in Canada, and Allan joined his brother in Nairobi but it did not materialise.
After almost a year without a club, Lowle contacted him in late 2006 and he returned, but was picked up by Premier League club Tusker F.C., in early 2007. He played for Tusker until the end of 2007 season, when his club won the league. He managed to score 13 goals in his nine last matches for Tusker FC and 21 in total.
At the end of 2007, he moved to Angolan club Petro Atlético, turning down trial offers from Swedish clubs. He won the Angolan Premier League (Girabola) in his first year, Petro Atléticos first league title since 2001.
At the beginning of the 2012 Kenyan Premier League, Wanga signed a loan deal with A.F.C. Leopards until 11 November 2012. At the end of the season, Wanga sealed a permanent move to Ingwe.
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