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Wanyama pursues initiative aimed at changing fortunes of less privileged – KBC


The national team Harambee Stars Captain Victor Wanyama, has sealed a partnership with the UN Habitat in an initiative set to impact positively the disadvantaged members of the society especially in informal settlements. 

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Early this year, UN-Habitat and the Victor Wanyama Foundation agreed to work together to support community development particularly for women and youth from vulnerable backgrounds in the country.

“Excited to team up with @UNHABITAT to improve the living conditions of the youth in the cities and informal settlements in Kenya and also able to assist towards UN-Habitat’s COVID-19 Mitigation efforts in the informal settlements” he noted.

During his unveiling in January as the UN-Habitat Goodwill Ambassador in Nairobi, the 28-year-old Kenya International nicknamed the Lion of Muthurwa, said he is still enjoying the game and quitting the sport is not one of his options.

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“I don’t believe in retirement because in football there is no retirement. Even if you finish playing, there are a lot of things to do and you can stay on the same field for long. I know what my plans are and I have a lot of things to think about right now, but when time comes, I will let you know,” said Wanyama.

Through Victor Wanyama Foundation, he has been doing a lot of charity work in the informal settlement as well as supporting needy-bright students in their academic endeavors.

The former Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder is currently working on the construction of multi-million academy sports complex in Ekisumo village in Nambale constituency, Busia County.

The academy is expected to revolutionize sports, training and education in the country while at the same

time providing key sporting infrastructure for the country.

The Montreal Impact player has made over 50 appearances for the national football team having debuted for Stars in 2007 aged just 15 in a friendly clash against Nigeria.


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