Victor Wanyama Announces Retirement from International Football
- Victor Wanyama has called time on his Harambee Stars career in a shocking announcement made on Monday
- His decision to quit the team came after he was snubbed from the squad by immediate former head coach 'Ghost' Mulee
- Wanyama's greatest Harambee Stars' career highlight was in 2019 when he skippered the team to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt
Veteran Harambee Stars midfielder Victor Wanyama has announced his retirement from international football.
Wanyama, who is currently plying his trade in the Major League Soccer with Montreal Impact called time on his international career on Monday, September 27.
In an impassioned statement shared across his social media platforms, the former Tottenham Hotspur star said it was time for him to pave way for "the next generation."
"Growing up, it was always 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!" Wanyama said.
Wanyama said his decision to quit the national football team was a difficult one to make, but "all good things must come to an end."
"But all good things must come to an end, and after long consideration, I have made the really difficult consideration to retire from international football.
"The time has come to hand it over to the next generation so that they can make their mark and help our country reach even greater heights," he continued.
The 30-year-old went on to hint he could make a comeback to the team but in an administrative role.
"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," he divulged.
Wanyama's shocking decision to leave Stars came after he was snubbed for national duties by immediate former head coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee.
The former Celtic star's last appearance for Kenya was back in November 2020 when he featured in the team's 2-1 defeat against Comoros.
Wanyama sponsors students
Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported Up to fifteen students are set to receive full scholarships to join prestigious high schools.
Thanks to the Victor Wanyama foundation, the students will see their secondary education fully sponsored.
They are the second group of students to receive scholarships courtesy of the foundation.