While Namibia are celebrating their triumph at the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, securing their spot at Rugby World Cup 2019, another big winner has been rewarded for his outstanding talent.
Kenyan sports reporter and photographer, Eric Njiru, was todaypresented with the “Rugby Africa Gold Cup Photo Award” for his stunning picture of Davis Chenge , captain of the Kenya rugby team, scoring a try during the Kenya-Tunisia game in Nairobi on August 11th.
The Rugby Africa Gold Cup Photo Award recognizes sports photography excellence and rewards photographers documenting the defining moments of Africa’s premier rugby competition. On the 11th of August, the Kenya Simbas, as they are known in the rugby world, defeated the Tunisia national team 67-0, scoring 11 tries and six conversions – a crushing victory captured perfectly thanks to the work of Eric Njiru.
Sports journalist and rugby expert Njiru has been covering matches across the continent for years for local, regional and national press. Such is his passion for the sport, he has created a digital platform – RagaHouse.com – dedicated to East African rugby, covering Kenya 7s, Kenya Simbas and many other competitions featuring African nations and clubs.
Since publication, Njiru’s image of Davis Chenge has been downloaded over 500 times by Getty Images clients and subscribers all over the world – including more than 100 from China, illustrating the growing international reach of the African game.