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

"I am done with the national team,"

Volleyball legend Janet Wanja

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.

"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.

"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 Games2000 — 11th placeWorld Championship2002 — 21st place2006 — 21st place2010 — 21st placeWorld Cup2007 — 12th place2011 — 12th place2015 — 10th placeFIVB World Grand Prix2014 — 25th place2015 — 21st place2016 — 20st place

Women's African Volleyball Championship2003 — 2nd place2005 — 1st place2007 — 1st place2011 — 1st place2013 — 1st placeAll-Africa Games1995 — 1st place1999 — 1st place2003 — 3rd place2011 — 3rd place


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