Wacu retires from international volleyball

Malkia Strikers setter Jane Wacu has announced her retirement from a national team assignment to venture into other things.

During her stint in the national team, Wacu participated in numerous international events, including multiple African Nations Cup Championships, World Cup, World Championships, Grand Prix, African Clubs Championships, World Clubs Championship, and recently participated in the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan.

She also had professional stints in France and Seychelles and locally plays for reigning Kenya volleyball Federation National League champions Kenya Prisons.

"My aim was to do the Olympics then take a break to pursue other ventures and I feel it's the right time for that but this is not the end of me on the volleyball stage. I have done it all. I have played in every international event that any athlete would have loved to I gave my all the best way I could and take pride in the fact that during my reign, the team conquered some historic events among them the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix in Australia," she said.

The 36-year-old noted that she is ready to offer mentorship to the budding players to help them sharpen their skills.

"That said, I'm available to guide and hold the hands of the upcoming setters to become better players in future. I'm taking a break for now but who knows what the future holds. I'm indebted to the Kenya Volleyball Federation under the leadership of Waithaka Kioni, the Kenya Prisons management, my family, fellow players and the Media for supporting me. I can only get better," she said.

Wacu started playing for the Malkia Strikers in 2006.

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