Kenya Harambee Stars captain Victor Mugubi Wanyama has Monday announced he has retired from international football. The midfielder has featured for the national team for 14 years.
The announcement comes at a time when he had been snubbed by the FKF technical bench during the country’s opening two World cup qualifying matches against Uganda and Rwanda.
In a statement, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Celtic hard tackler said he had satisfactorily served and achieved beyond enough on the national team.
” 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,” Wanyama added.
A man who is said to have made his international debut at the age of 15 in 2007, is currently playing for Major League Soccer club CF Montréal.
Wanyama who has been a main stay since his first cap, led his county to the 2019 Afcon finals and wore the armband through out the tournament.
At the moment, Qatar based striker Michael Olunga is the national skipper.
Kenya, neighbors Uganda and Rwanda as well as West Africans Mali are in group E of the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
In October, Kenya who are third in the group, face table leaders Mali in two back to back games.