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Harambee stars captain Wanyama calls time on international career

The midfielder made his international debut for the Harambee stars in May 2007 aged just 15 years in a friendly against Nigeria.

Danito NSUBUGA

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has announced his retirement from international football bringing down the curtains on a 14 year old career.

The development comes following a continued snub from FKF that saw him miss the two opening World cup qualifying matches against Uganda and Rwanda.

Wanyama announced the decision this afternoon and he reiterated that his dream to feature for the Kenyan national team has been achieved and beyond.

” Growing up, it was always my dream to get the chance to represent my country with a great deal of pride, I can say I have been fortunate to live to my dream “

He said.

“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 the sidelines”

He concluded while pledging his utmost support for the national team.

The midfielder made his international debut for the Harambee stars in May 2007 aged just 15 years in a friendly against Nigeria.

He captained Kenya at the AFCON finals in Egypt 2019 and also played in all six of Kenya’s World cup qualifiers to South Africa 2010.

Kenya are in World cup qualifying group E alongside Mali, Rwanda and Uganda.

Next month, they play to a double header against Mali.

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