English Premier League superstar Victor Wanyama has recently revealed what he hopes to do after he hangs up his boot and it is not what you expected.
Speaking to sports broadcaster John Dykes, the Harambee Stars skipper said he would not like to be in the spotlight when he retires but rather would simply start a football academy.
Victor Wanyama or Big Vic as he is fondly called by his teammates told Dykes in the television interview that to nature and develop talent at a tender age with the aim of one day seeing them play in top European leagues was what he hoped to get involved with.
”I wouldn’t like to be a political figure when I retire, but I will have to help the community to have the facilities like we do have here (England) and change the game back home so that the young players can get the right basic knowledge for football.”
”Starting an Academy that will nurture young talent, sharpen them when they are younger so that when they grow up and join clubs in Europe, they (will) be ready for it.”
The 25-year-old midfield enforcer reiterated the importance of never forgetting the humble beginnings and always giving back to the society at home so that other youngsters may get the same opportunity he got to have a better life.
”It’s important for me to give back to the community. Everyone back home is looking at me and it’s not easy because I cannot do much, but sometimes I try what I can do for the people. When I go back home, I try to train with the young kids, sometimes get kits from here and take it to them.”
The lion of Muthurwa described his passion for working with disadvantaged kids as part of Tottenham’s initiative.
He stated that most players tend to forget the kids even though they are the ones who cheer the most whenever their heroes take to the pitch.
Victor Wanyama and his North London club are currently looking to challenge for the Premier League and are currently placed second although 10 points behind the leaders.
He is also looking forward to helping Kenya qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which starts its qualification process in June. Kenya has been drawn in Group F along with Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and West African powerhouse Ghana.