Janet Wanja Kenyan Volleyball legend hangs her boots after 17 years in the National team

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"I am done with the national team,"

Volleyball legend Janet Wanja play Janet Wanja (Courtesy)

Kenya volleyball legend Janet Wanja has announced her retirement from the National team Malaika strikers bringing to an end her 17 years career in the volleyball world.

Wanja who has been a key setter in the Malaika Strikers reveled the news of her retirement after the just concluded Africa club championships in Tunisia.

Wanja who earned her first call to the national team in 2000 during the summer Olympics has aided Malaika to fly high at different levels.

"I am done with the national team," said Wanja

Her retirement came in days after the National team had started preparations for the Federation of International de Volleyball (FIVB) World Prix.

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play Janet Wanja during a past game (Courtesy)

 

"For now am still playing for my club, Kenya Pipeline but for the national team, I am done. I will not go even if I receive a call up," added the talented Janet Wanja.

During her time at Malaika Strikers Janet Wanja managed to bring home a number of trophies.

Janet managed five Africa Nations Championships, three All African Games and World Grand Prix title in 2025- a first for an Africa team and five appearances at the World Championships with the African Queens.

play Janet Wanja (Courtesy)

 

"We had been told earlier that our services will not be needed in the national team and I don't want to rub shoulders with other people." Said Wanja

Here is her achievements while at the national team

Olympic Games
2000 — 11th place

World Championship
2002 — 21st place
2006 — 21st place
2010 — 21st place

World Cup

2007 — 12th place
2011 — 12th place
2015 — 10th place
FIVB World Grand Prix
2014 — 25th place
2015 — 21st place
2016 — 20st place

play Malaika Strikers (Courtesy)


Women's African Volleyball Championship
2003 — 2nd place
2005 — 1st place
2007 — 1st place
2011 — 1st place
2013 — 1st place

All-Africa Games

1995 — 1st place
1999 — 1st place
2003 — 3rd place
2011 — 3rd place


 

 

 

 

 



 

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