Victor Wanyama, CF Montreal midfielder, is ending his international career with Kenya

MONTREAL – CF Montreal midfielder Victor Wanyama, a former Kenyan captain, is retiring from international football. Wanyama made his senior team debut in 2007 at the age of 15. In 56 games he scored seven goals with the Kenyan national team.

MONTREAL – CF Montreal midfielder Victor Wanyama, a former Kenyan captain, is retiring from international football.

Wanyama made his senior debut in 2007 at the age of 15.

In 56 games he scored seven goals with the Kenyan national team.

“From my debut against Nigeria to capturing the team at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, the past 14 years have exceeded anything I ever thought possible,” 30-year-old Wanyama wrote on one on social media published statement.

“We shared great moments and I am proud to have been your captain and leader.

“But all good things have to come to an end at some point and after much deliberation, I made the really difficult decision to withdraw from international football.

“It is time to hand the team over to the next generation so that they too can make their mark and help our country to even greater heights.”

Kenya did not nominate Wanyama to qualify for the African Cup of Nations earlier this year.

Wanyama became the first Kenyan to play with Southampton in the English Premier League in 2013.

He moved to Tottenham before joining Major League Soccer in March 2020.

As a designated player, he played in 44 MLS games for Montreal.

He also played for Kenya’s Nairobi City Stars and AFC Leopards, Sweden’s Helsingborgs IF, Belgium’s Beerschot AC and Scotland’s Celtic.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 27, 2021

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