Kenyan midfielder and former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama has announced his retirement from international football.
In a statement on his social media, the 30-year-old thanked fans for their support over the years, saying it was time ‘to pass the mantle to younger players’.
Part of the statement read;
“From making my debut against Nigeria to captaining the team in the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt, – these past 14 years have gone beyond what I thought was possible”
“We have shared great moments together and I’m proud to have been your captain and leader,”
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 of the National Team and their biggest supporter . pic.twitter.com/7jaQ1qA9Lw
— Victor Wanyama (@VictorWanyama) September 27, 2021
Wanyama has been part of the national team set-up for years now, memorably captaining the team in the AFCON finals in Egypt in 2019.