Kakamega Homeboyz striker Allan Wanga has announced that he will be pulling down the curtains to a glittering playing career when the current 2020/21 BetKing Premier League (BPL) season concludes.
The veteran striker broke the news that caught many by surprise on Tuesday in Kakamega town, citing his age as well as other personal engagements towards making the decision.
“Age is catching up with me and I can no longer battle with young energetic players featuring in top flight football. Besides, I have achieved what any footballer could desire in his sporting career,” the 35-year-old told members of the press present in Kakamega.
Wanga had in 2019 also called time on his international career after missing out on the chance to represent the country in that year’s AFCON tournament.
He calls time on a career that has spanned 13 years and which has seen him take his talents across three continents; Africa, Asia and Europe.
The two time KPL champion, has featured for the likes of Tusker FC, AFC Leopards, Azam FC of Tanzania, Al-Merreikh of Sudan, Petro Atletico of Rwanda, HAGL FC of Vietnam as well as Azerbaijani outfit FK Baku.
“I have done my best in the last 13 years or more in top-flight football and I think it is time for me to vacate the scene for the younger generation.
“I have achieved what any footballer would desire to achieve in his career. Apart from playing football overseas, I have featured for the national team Harambee Stars for 12 years which I feel it is a big achievement,” he added.
After joining Homeboyz in 2018, Wanga was appointed as an official in Kakamega County’s Ministry of Sports and will now concentrate full time on his duties after the season.