Wanyama retires from Stars assignments

Former Harambee Stars captain Victor Mugubi Wanyama has retired from international football.

On Monday, Wanyama announced on his twitter handle that he has retired from the international football after playing fir the country for 14 years.

The Montreal Impact player last played for Stars against Comoros on November at the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The former Tottenham Hotspurs player was stripped off the armband by then head coach Jacob “Ghost” Mulee and the mantle handed to Al Duhail striker Michael Olunga.

“Growing up it was always my dream to represent my country. With a great deal of pride, I can say that I have been fortunate to live my dream. From making my debut against Nigeria to captaining the team in the African Cup of Nations finals in Egypt, the past 14 years have gone beyond what I ever thought possible,” read the statement.

The 30-year-old added:  continued: “But all good things must come to an end eventually. After a long consideration I have made the really difficult decision to retire from international football. I hope to return one day to the federation and off the field, but until then I will still be Harambee Stars’ biggest supporter.”

Wanyama has played for Stars 60 times since 2007 by replacing Dennis Oliech as captain in 2013. He led Stars at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.

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