May 20, 2024

Kenya's Mercy Wanyama signs new deal in Lithuania

Kenya's Mercy Wanyama signs new deal in Lithuania
Mercy Wanyama (centre) has joined Lithuanian side

The 2016 women’s Premier League Most Valuable Player played for Equity Hawks, Zetech and Storms locally before moving to Spain in 2018.

Kenya Lionesses forward Mercy Wanyama has joined Lithuania’s BC Krepsino Siaulai.

Wanyama, a sister to former Kenyan internationals; McDonald Mariga and Victor Wanyama signed on a year-long deal with the new club.

The development means that she will have a new home heading to the new season after three months of being club-less and enjoying a break after the end of the 2022-2023 season.

The agency that manages the forward, the DC Sports Agency, announced her transfer to Lithuania.

“DC SPORTS AGENCY is excited to announce that we have signed our Kenyan International All Star center Mercy Wanyama (185cm F/C ) to a one-year deal in Lithuania with BC Krepsino Siaulai for the upcoming 2023-2024 season. One of the most decorated African/Cotonou players with several participations in FIBA international tournaments and AfroBasket with Kenyan senior Women’s national team and for the past couple years played in Spain . This past season she averaged 12.9 ppg, 9.2 rpg, shooting 50%FG overall. Special skill set, plays with a lot tenacity and outstanding basketball,” read a communication from the agency.

 


She joins Krepsino Siaulai after leaving Spanish club Club Mariscos Anton Cortegada following the conclusion of the regular season in May.

Wanyama had featured for Cortegada for two seasons and was named in the Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Awards second team, during awards held on 12 May this year courtesy of her performance in the club.

The 2016 women’s Premier League Most Valuable Player played for Equity Hawks, Zetech and Storms locally before moving to Spain in 2018.