Ex-Kenyan international Humprey Kayange penned an emotional letter to his younger brother and former Shujaa teammate Collins Injera, who recently hung his rugby boots.
Kayange played together with Injera, who announced his retirement on Monday, January 23, 2023, at the national team for over 10 years.
In his social media post, Kayange revealed that he felt special playing alongside his sibling.
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“Collo, looking back at your career, I am going through the mixed emotions that come with the game. From re-living sporting moments where you lose more games than you win - to reflecting on the memorable occasions that leave a smile on our faces.
“My rugby journey became more special when you, my brother, my teammate, and my friend, joined me in the world of Sevens Rugby,” disclosed Kayange.
The St. Peters Mumias High School alumni further lauded Injera for his professionalism.
“Your retirement this week from international rugby also causes these mixed emotions – a time to celebrate achievement and a time of change.
“You have been the embodiment of skill, commitment, passion, and work ethic that has lit up so many Sevens destinations around the world,” he added.
Moreover, Kayange narrated how priceless their travels, workouts, and celebrations were, when they played for the national team.
According to him, those moments would remain forever inscribed in his heart.
In his closing remarks, the powerful prop, who retired in 2018 aged 35, wished Injera all the best in future endeavors.
Injera is the second player with the most tries (271) in the history of the World Rugby 7s series.