On Monday, retired Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama announced his retirement from international football. With the announcement came an end to a 14-year tenure with the Kenyan national team that included him playing at multiple Africa Cup of Nations Finals tournaments including this year’s tournament in Egypt where he helped lead them to victory against neighbours Uganda last month.”
“It has been such an honor for me as well,” said Wanyama who is now 34 years old, “to represent my County on and off field over these many wonderful memories we have created together—both good times but also those tough moments when you need someone by your side no matter what happens because they’re always there unconditionally sticking up for each other–I think it
According to Wanyama, 30, he made his debut against Nigeria, 14 years ago noting that he’s shared great moments with the team.
“…all good things must come to an end eventually; and after a 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 on from the sideline.”
While many have lauded him for his sobriety and work ethic at the base of midfield, he drew lots of flak lately. More so with national team where performances failed to catch eye- but it was Ghost who hit nail in career after replacing former Stars head coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee last year At club level will go down as only Kenyan player ever play English Premier League side when signed by Southampton in summer 2013