Kenya Lionesses forward Mercy Wanyama has called time on her stint with Spanish club Club Mariscos Anton Cortegada following the conclusion of the regular season.
Wanyama, a nominee to the second team of the 2023 EuroBasket All Spanish LF2 league awards in the last weeks, saw her contract with her club expire, ending her near two-year stay at the club.
“Yes I ended my contract when the season closed,” Wanyama told Mozzart Sport confirming her departure.
Following a remarkable season where the Kenyan led her team, Club Mariscos Anton Cortegada – on both points and rebounds, averaging 12.9 points, 10.0 rebounds and a 49% field goal shooting percentage per game this season, Wanyama was among the group of ten players that made up the first and second teams selections as posted by Eurobasket Center.
“Helping the team over the period that I was there and also top performance individually, I’d say it was satisfying and rewarding,” the former Kenya Basketball Federation League MVP said.
Following the season ending game, AD Cortegada also announced that they would be waving goodbye to two other players; Nuria Choren and Sara Corredoira.
“It was a great place to work and live in Spain. I have made a lot of memories in Galicia. Very helpful staff, teammates and loving fans. I’ll forever remember their input,” Wanyama added, mentioning that she had not yet, settled on her next move one, she expects to be announced soon by her new agent – DC Sports Agency.
Prior to joining Agrupación Deportivo Baloncesto Avilés, Wanyama had featured for another Spanish club Ensino, all predating stops in Nigeria, Storms and Equity Hawks of Kenya.
Mercy Wanyama shines bright, nominated to Euro-Basket All Spanish LF2 League second teamMercy Wanyama shines bright, nominated to Euro-Basket All Spanish LF2 League second teamThe Kenyan has also represented the country in the U-23 and senior national teams, scooping the Africa Zone V best Power Forward and Zone V best center awards.