Victor Wanyama: Former Harambee Stars captain unveils new goals as playing days wind down

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Victor Wanyama: Former Harambee Stars captain unveils new goals as playing days wind down

Festus Chuma 05:03 - 16.05.2024

Victor Wanyama discusses his future plans and his ongoing commitment to football amidst a successful tenure at CF Montreal.

Former Harambee Stars and Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has expressed his vision for life after hanging up his boots. 

While still committed to his current club, CF Montreal, Wanyama has begun to sketch out a roadmap for his post-playing days.

In an interview with, Wanyama shared insights into his ongoing journey in Major League Soccer and his evolving perspective on football. 

“The atmosphere here is very good. The players love each other. We’re always together as one. Montreal is a fun city to be in, especially in the summer. There are good vibes, good people, and a lot of activities to do. I've also enjoyed every time I've played in front of our great fans," Wanyama noted about his time in Montreal. 

Wanyama's tenure at CF Montreal marks his longest stay at any club during his illustrious career underscoring his attachment to the team and the city.

"I’ve been surprised how much football has evolved here. I think Canada qualifying for the 2022 World Cup gave more people the inspiration to get into football, to support their country and then support their clubs here too”,"he remarked

Looking ahead, Wanyama is not just focused on the current season but also on the larger picture of his career trajectory.

The former Southampton player has observed the roles and responsibilities of his coaches closely absorbing lessons that extend beyond tactical instructions.

“I’ve worked with some great coaches," Wanyama said. 

" I look at how they see the game and I’ve tried to take in everything. I believe one day I could be a good manager."

 Wanyama's approach to this potential new phase is driven by a philosophy of perpetual learning and improvement. 

"Football is a game of learning – nobody knows it all. Whatever I do in football, I just always want to be the best I can be,” he explained.

Though he did not specify an immediate move into coaching, Wanyama’s comments hint at a deep interest in taking up the mantle in the future.

His football journey which began with a national team debut at just 15 years old has made him one of the most celebrated Kenyan players of his generation. 

He hopes to leverage his experience and visibility to foster football development in the country.

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