Victor Wanyama Retires from Football, Expresses Interest in FKF Leadership

akirimi | 2 years ago

Nairobi, September 27

Kenyan international striker Victor Wanyama has retired from international football.

Mr Wanyama made the announcement in the afternoon of September 27, signalling and end to a 14-year football career.

The former Harambee Stars captain, who currently plays for Canadian CF Motreal, said that he will, however, continue supporting the national team in its quest for more victories in regional and international competitions.

"Growing up, it has always been my dream to get the chance to represent my country. With a great deal of pride, I can say that I have been fortunate to live my dream. From making my debut against Nigeria to captaining the team at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt - these past 14 years have gone beyond what I ever thought possible," read Wanyama's letter.

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

The 30-year-old started representing Kenya in competitions in the year 2007, taking over as Captain of Harambee Stars in 2013 from Dennis Oliech.

In his letter, he expressed interests in the affairs of Football Kenya Federation.

"But all good things must come to an end eventually. I hope to return one day to help the Federation off the field but until then, I will still and be the Harambee Stars' biggest supporter, and I will be cheering you guys on from the sidelines. Thanks For all the support," he concluded.

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