Victor Wanyama retires from international football

Victor Wanyama retires from international football

His announcement comes close to three weeks after immediate former Harambee Stars Coach, Ghost Mulee addressed the media, stating that Wanyama was not part of his plans. 

Victor Wanyama

CF Montreal's Victor Wanyama has announced his retirement from international football. 

The former Beerschot, Celtic, Southampton and Tottenham defensive midfielder made the announcement on his official social media platform, saying, "Growing up , it was always my dream to get the chance to represent my country."

"From making my debut against Nigeria to captaining the team at the African Cup of Nations finals in Egpyt - these past 14 years have gone beyond what I ever thought possible."

" We have shared great moments together and I am proud to have been your captain and leader. "

"But all good things must come to an end eventually; and after long consideration, I have made the really difficult decision to retire from international football."

" The time has come to hand over the team to the next generation so that they too can make their mark and help our country reach even greater heights."

" I hope to return one day to help the federation off the field but until then, I will still be the Harambee Stars' biggest supporter and I will be cheering you guys from the sidelines."

"Thanks for the support."

His announcement comes close to three weeks after immediate former Harambee Stars Coach, Ghost Mulee addressed the media, stating that Wanyama was not part of his plans. 

Mulee, who has since been replaced by Turkish Coach Engin Farat,  had left Wanyama out of Stars recent fixtures. It further remains unclear whether the FKF and new Coach Farat reached out to the vastly experienced midfielder  ahead of the side's upcoming back to back World Cup qualifiers against Mali.

First capped in 2007, Wanyama, born on 25 June 1991, went on to gather 64 caps for Kenya, scoring 7 goals in the process. 

 

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