Victor Wanyama's younger sister makes striking move in Basketball career

Victor Wanyama's younger sister makes striking move in Basketball career

Festus Chuma 08:40 - 23.08.2023

Victor Wanyama's sister has taken her talents to Lithuania, signing a one-year contract with BC Krepsino Siaulai.

Kenya Lionesses forward Mercy Wanyama has taken her talents to Lithuania as she officially becomes a part of the BC Krepsino Siaulai team.

The announcement comes as a significant development in Wanyama's career, adding a new chapter to her journey through the world of professional basketball.

Hailing from a family deeply rooted in sports, Mercy is the younger sister of the renowned former international Harambee Stars midfielder, MacDonald Mariga, and Victor Wanyama, who currently showcases his skills with CF Montreal in Major League Soccer in the USA. 

Stepping into such illustrious company, Mercy has proven her mettle and prowess in the world of basketball, gaining recognition both at home and abroad.

Notably, Wanyama made her mark on the courts of Spain as she played for the Spanish side AD Cortegada.

 Her performance on the Spanish courts caught the attention of many, paving the way for her latest venture into the Lithuanian basketball scene. 

The move was made official by her representation, DC Sports Agency, which announced her signing with BC Krepsino Siaulai for a one-year deal, poised to kick off in the upcoming season.

A force to be reckoned with on the court, Mercy stands tall at 185cm, fittingly occupying the center position. 

With a dynamic skill set and an unwavering tenacity, she has become one of the most decorated African players in the basketball world.

Her participation in various FIBA international tournaments and AfroBasket, alongside her contributions to the Kenyan senior Women’s national team, has solidified her reputation as an international all-star.

DC Sports Agency, in their announcement, highlighted Wanyama's remarkable achievements on the court. "One of the most decorated African/Cotonou players with several participations in FIBA international tournaments and AfroBasket with the Kenyan senior Women’s national team and for the past couple of years played in Spain," it reads.

Throughout the past season, Wanyama's performance remained nothing short of stellar. She averaged an impressive 12.9 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game, showcasing her dominance both in scoring and in her presence under the boards.

Her shooting accuracy, with an overall field goal percentage of 50%, underscores her skillful gameplay.

Wanyama's transition to BC Krepsino Siaulai is expected to inject new energy into the team and to the Lithuanian basketball scene as a whole.

With her remarkable stats and her commitment to pushing her limits, the Kenyan basketball star promises an exciting journey ahead for both herself and her new team.

In a statement that resonates with optimism for her future endeavors, DC Sports Agency concluded, "Special skill set, plays with a lot of tenacity, and has outstanding basketball IQ. Excited for you and the future."