International football player, Victor Wanyama has announced his retirement from the sport after a successful 15 year career.
The defensive midfielder posted his official retirement statement on Twitter, stating:
“Growing up it was always my dream to get the chance to represent my Country. With great deal of pride, I can say I have been fortunate to live my dream!
From making my debut against Nigeria, to captaining the team at African Cup of Nations finals in Egypt – these past 14 years have gone beyond what I ever thought possible.
We have shared great moments together and I am proud to have been your captain and leader.
But all good things come to an end eventually; and after 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 great heights.
I hope to return one day to help the federation off the field but, until then I will be the Harambee Stars’ biggest supporter and I will be cheering you guys on from the sidelines.
Thanks for all the support.”
Reactions to Victor Wanyama’s Retirement from International Football
Wanyama has since received positive and congratulatory messages.
His Major League Club CF Montrèal responded;
“Congratulations for your great International Career.”
Harambee Stars posted;
“Thank you for everything you have given us over the last fifteen years.
You represent Kenya with pride and passion and gave us plenty of moments to remember.
Asante Sana Victor Wanyama.”
Fifa Word Cup congratulated Wanyama for the 15-year career with Kenya.