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Ababu made the revelations after meeting the footballer at his office.

A year after announcing his retirement from international football, Kenyan footballer Victor Wanyama is set to make a comeback.

This was revealed by Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba.

The CS has divulged that Wanyama is set to come back to help the team grow.

Ababu made the revelations after meeting the footballer at his office.

He said plans to uplift Harambee Stars and elevate it to National status cannot be complete if elite players are not at the heart of it.

"I Am 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. @OgadaOlunga too is in," the CS stated.

Sports CS Ababu Namwamba meets Kenya Footballer Victor Wanyama. PHOTO/ CS ABABU NAMWAMBA

Wanyama announced his retirement from international football in September 2021.

In a letter, Wanyama revealed that him playing for Kenya was a dream come true.

In his letter he said:

"Growing up, it was always my dream to get the chance to represent my country. With a great deal of pride, I can say that I have been fortunate to live my dream!" Wanyama said in a letter obtained by Goal.

"From making my debut against Nigeria to captaining the team at the African Cup of Nations finals in Egypt, these past 14 years have gone beyond what I ever thought possible.

"We have shared great moments together, and I am proud to have been your captain and leader. 

"But all good things must come to an end, and after long consideration, I have made the really difficult consideration to retire from international football. 

"The time has come to hand it over to the next generation so that they can make their mark and help our country reach even greater heights.

"I hope to return one day to help the federation off the field, but until then, I will still be the Harambee Stars' biggest supporter and I will be cheering you guys from the sidelines."

"Thanks all for the support."