Victor Wanyama going back to go forward for country and maybe Celtic

Victor Wanyama is set to come out of retirement from international football with Kenya. The former Celtic midfielder hung up his boots for the Afican nation last September after being capped 64 times. Now it has been revealed that the powerhouse is wanting to return to the fold.

The 31-year-old ex-Tottenham and Southampton player has enjoyed a great career in the game. After being given a chance at Celtic Park to shine in the UEFA Champions League group stage, he played a starring role in our defeat of the mighty Barcelona and it caused interest in the midfielder sky-rocket.

07.11.2012, Victor Wanyama opens the scoring in the Champions League game between Celtic and Barcelona from Celtic Park.

Southampton took a punt on him and the Hoops pocketed a cool £12.5 million for the African in the process. He subsequently left St Mary’s to join Mauriccio Pocchetino at White Hart Lane and would have had a great career if it had not been for successive injuries during that period of time. He’s now currently with Ally Johnston’s old employers CF Montreal in the MLS.

The news was broken of Wanyama’s triumphant return on social media site Twitter today by, Ababu Namwamba, who is the Kenyan Minister for Sport. He said:

“I’m delighted Victor Wanyama has agreed to return fully to Harambee Stars, rescinding his earlier decision to exit the team. In our mission to rebuild our football and elevate our national teams, our elite players must be at the heart of this renaissance. Ogada Olunga too is in.”

And talking about Victor Wanyama, make of this what you will…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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