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I was shoved out of the national team – Janet Wanja

Kenya volleyball star Janet Wanja has hinted she was shoved out of the national team by ‘forces’ whom she fell short of mentioning.

In an emotional statement on Tuesday, the veteran setter also confirmed she will continue turning out for Kenya Pipeline for the “foreseeable future”.

She released the statement after returning to Nairobi from Tunisia after helping her club claim fifth place at the 17-team annual Africa Club Championship.

Said Wanja: “They (without clarifying) already said we are old so I don’t want to get at logger heads with them, I am done (with the national team), I don’t want to suffer the embarrassment of facing the chop from the national team via Facebook while in training like was the case last time.”

Wanja also delivered advice to the up and coming players, saying they needed to “stop partying” and work hard to take their chances when summoned to the national team.

She added: “As much as they want young players, the players have to sacrifice, we sacrificed a lot during our days and it wasn’t easy, but now these young players are not using their chances, they are just partying using training allowance of Sh.30,000, they have to work hard.”

Wanja has called time on her illustrious international career spanning 15 years, which saw her win four African titles, two All Africa Games titles, plus appearances at the World Cup, World Championship and the Olympic Games.