Kenyan international and Skipper Victor Wanyama has announced his retirement from international football following 14 solid years of devoted service.
Big Vic, as he is fondly called by Kenyan football faithful, in a statement, stated how his dream of donning the national team strip was fulfilled.
“While growing up, it was always my dream to get chance to represent my country,” he stated.
“From making my debut against Nigeria to captaining the team at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, these past 14 days have gone beyond what I ever thought was possible”, he added.
“But all good things must come to an end after long consideration, I have made really a difficult decision to retire from international football,”
Wanyama’s retirement has not caught many unaware following the uncertainty that has shrouded his national team future.
He was excluded in the crucial World Cup qualifers against Uganda and Rwanda by now departed coach Jacob Ghost Mulee.
It is said that the snub left a bitter taste in Wanyama’s mouth. The Kenyan FA remained equovical as to why Wanyama was overlooked for highly coveted World Cup qualifers.
The former Southampton and Tottenham FC bubbly midifelder now has his focus set on Major soccer league side Montreal Impact.