Former Kenya 7s skipper Humphrey Kayange announced on Friday 1St June that he was retiring from the international scene with the rugby fraternity taking time to pay glowing tribute to the 35-year old as he bows out of the fray.
Scrummage samples some of the social media messages of goodwill directed towards the 35-year old Olympian and 2016 Singapore 7s winner.
“Thank you @humphkj for your mentorship,leadership and contribution towards the sport we love. True servant of the sport,”Kenya 7s international Billy Odhiambo tweeted.
Former Kenya 7s flyhalf Lavin Asego through his Twitter account said: “The journeys we’ve walked together…the battles we’ve fought alongside each other. It was an honor.”
“Privileged to have taken photos of/with the living legend himself @humphkj & I hope to continue doing so in the future. Thanks for the outstanding performances while donning the Kenya jersey,” said Brian Ayieko.
“The Legend ,the Master of the game and mentor thanks for the memories and thanks for being a great ambassador of the annual Webuye10s,” Western Nationwide side Webuye RFC tweeted.
“What a man! What a player! It’s been a pleasure watching and working with you
@humphkj ! Wishing you the very best in your next phase,” tweeted Collins Nabiswa.
“A legend! A patriarch to the Rugby Universe! A brother! A patriot! A teacher! A mentor! A family man! @humphkj thank you for everything you’ve done for us tall,” KRU Championship side Egerton Wasps tweeted.
Godfrey Jatelo said: “I’m one of the lucky few to have played against this great man @humphkj he was a role model to many. Thank you for everything and all best in your feature endeavours mbaba.”
“You are an icon of rugby and I am glad to have played beside you brother/family/mentor,” said Michael Wanjala.
“We bid a fond farewell to one of the tall trees of @KenyaSevens and
@WorldRugby7s Go well Humphrey
@humphkj Kayange!,” the Blitzboks tweeted.
“Thank you for your service @humphkj true legend!,”Kenya Cup side Kenya Harlequins tweeted.
“Thank you for all the memories on and off the pitch! And an especially warm # AsanteTall for thousands upon thousands of young hearts and minds you have inspired over the years!,”Said Kenya Simbas forwards coach Dominique Habimana.
“It was an honor playing beside you… All the best mate,”Mwamba’s Ronnie Omondi alias Forbes tweeted.