Kenya 7s star Injera wins player of the decade accolade at MMA Awards

Kenya 7s and Mwamba RFC star Collins Injera was named the Player of the Decade at the Magharibi Michezo Awards held on Saturday 22 December in a Bungoma Hotel.
The former Vihiga High School man made his Kenya 7s debut in 2006 and since then he has been outstanding year in year out for Shujaa. He became the top try scorer for 2008/09 IRB Sevens World Series season with 42 tries. He also scored 210 points and finished second behind Ben Gollings of England in the individual points table.
After missing out on the IRB player of the year award in 2008/09 season, he was awarded the Presidential Order of Golden Warriors (OGW) together with his brother Humphrey Kayange. The former Ulinzi RFC man (Now Defunct ) is second on the World 7s Series all-time top try scorer’s list.
In 2016, Injera helped Kenya 7s win the Singapore 7s main cup title and he is among a few names to have made three World Cup appearances for Kenya 7s
In his acceptance speech, he said: ” Unfortunately I can’t be there with you for the awards due to unavoidable circumstances. I would like to say thank you for being nominated and winning the player of the decade category. It shows how far the team has come and how far I have come personally. I would like to thank my family for being there for me, supporting me as well. Thanks to my teammates that I have played with for the past years. Playing for 10 years is a huge ordeal. I have gone through so many teams and teammates, thanks to them for making me who I am,” he said.
“For the organizers, you are doing they are a great job in promoting the sport in the region and I am hoping that the awards will continue and more sporting talent will be identified in the Western Regions. Finally, I thank the Almighty Father for giving me the strength to do what I love most,” he concluded.
Injera has also featured for Kenya Simbas and recently he was part of the Kenya Simbas squad that took part in the Repechage Tournament in Marseille.

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