Celebrated rugby player and Kenya Sevens legend, Collins Injera has hung his boots after 17 years.
Collins Injera, the country’s top Sevens scorer and captain of Shujaa National team announced his retirement in a statement on Tuesday.
Injera played a key role alongside his brother Humphrey Kayange and Andrew Amonde when Shujaa bagged the Singapore Sevens crown in 2016.
He played a key role alongside his brother Humphrey Kayange and Andrew Amonde when Shujaa bagged the Singapore Sevens crown in 2016. His brother Humphrey Kayange retired in 2018 at the age of 35.
“Everything must come to an end someday. I have always said I will know it’s time because my body will tell me. And for the past few months, it has really ‘spoken’ to me so, finally, I have decided to listen to it.” He said in a statement.
Injera started playing rugby while at Vihiga High School in Vihiga. After graduation in 2005 he joined military team Ulinzi RFC playing in the Kenya Cup league.
He debuted with the Kenyan Sevens team at the 2006 Dubai Sevens and played in the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens, where Kenya reached the semifinals.
He became the top try scorer for 2008–09 IRB Sevens World Series season with 42 tries. He also finished second behind Ben Gollings of England in the individual points table with 210 points, becoming one of the best world top scorers.
Injera now moves to Avanti Communications, a UK-based satellite operator, where he will take up a role to support its operations in East Africa.
“To the fans, media and sponsors, thank you all for the support throughout my career. I hope I made you all proud.”