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‘The Lion of Muthurwa’ Victor Wanyama retires from international football

In Summary

  • Wanyama’s last prominent duty with Harambee Stars was at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt.
  • He made his national team debut against Nigeria, 14 years ago.

Harambee Stars midfielder Victor Wanyama on Monday announced his retirement from international football at the age of 30 and a career spanning 14 years.

The former national team skipper said that he made the decision after a long consideration, and saw the need to pass the mantle to younger generation.

“It has been an honor to represent my Country and I think the time has come for me to pass the mantle to the young ones, I’ll always be a fan of the National Team and their biggest supporter,” says Wanyama.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star’s decision comes at the backdrop of being overlooked by former coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee in recent national team duties.

He adds: “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 hopes to return in future and help the Football Kenya Federation off the field.

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