‘It feels like a part of me has left’ Collins Injera’s tribute to Kenya 7s Humphrey Kayange

When the person who has influenced and mentored you to become the person you are announces they have retired it hurts. it’s worse for Kenya 7s Collins Injera after his mentor and brother Humphrey on Friday surprised Kenyans with an official retirement message.

Kenya 7s Humphrey Kayange retires in open message to fans

Collins, who looks up to his brother, posted an emotional message that left many posting heart emoji’s.

Collins wrote,

Bro, I don’t even know where to start. Your retirement announcement is very emotional for me, as you are the reason I started playing rugby. 
You have truly influenced, guided, encouraged and critiqued me, and this has shaped me and made me the sportsman and the person that I am today. 
We have shared plenty of good times and tough times together, and made great memories. I am sure we have enough content for a book on our escapades and life lessons. But that’s for another day. 

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The two brothers are such look alike that many of their fans tend to confuse them.

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Collins continued to pour his heart out

Seeing you hang up your boots feels like a part of me has left. I feel like you still have a lot more to offer this great sport. I feel like you should come back and get to 160 tries…and more. But like you said it was never meant to be. 
So bro, as you move on to other things, just know you have inspired me, and you have inspired thousands of people out there.

Asante sana TALL. You are one of a kind.

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We will forever cherish the memories he made and hongera, and we are proud of you tall #AhsanteTall

 

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Kenya 7s Humphrey Kayange retires in open message to fans

 

Rugby fans were shocked when legend Humphrey Kayange on Friday announced he was retiring from the popular sport.

Read his emotional letter below;

My turn to say………..Goodbye!!! It has been about 2 years now that I have been trying to get back to the field for 🇰🇪 and run out with the brothers one last time. Guess it wasn’t to be. It is time to say goodbye to my international career in both 7s and 15s.
The last 12 years have been an unbelievable experience and I have loved every min of it. I have been blessed to play the game for more than a decade and to explore my talent and abilities while injury free for the better part of it.

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He continued;

I would like to thank a few people that have been part of the journey. My gratitude goes out to: • My family, Mum &Dad, Collo, Lee & Mike for all the support they have given me. I have shared amazing memories with my brothers as well representing the republic • My Employers KEBS who have been supportive through it all and allowed me to go out and explore my talents • Over 12 years, I have been coached by several guys who’ve made me better so thank you very much. For the S&Cs as well, I will always remember some of those painful sessions but it was all worth it. • Mwamba RFC – the rock that my Rugby foundation lays on so always glad to have your back guys and know that you have mine • To the 40M+ – you guys have made it all worthwhile and special through the joy and the tears. The experiences shared will never be forgotten. The critics made us work harder so thanks to each and every one of you. • To the rugby community, Including World Rugby, KRU, Samurai International, Players I have the pleasure of playing with and against, I am immensely grateful for the all the memories, I will take them all with me to the next chapter as nothing compares to the satisfaction you get after a game.

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Now it’s time to focus on the next chapter, I have a few hats on already that have been keeping me busy. In between my Research duties at KEBS, getting my Level 2 coaching accreditation and my Athletes Commission responsibilities at the Olympic Committee, I look forward to many more opportunities where I can give back to the sport that has given me so much. Asante sana!! 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪

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His fans who include fellow celebrities have thanked him for his contribution with brother Collins Injera revealing his thoughts in this message;

Bro, I don’t even know where to start.Your retirement announcement is very emotional for me, as you are the reason I started playing rugby. Seeing you leave feels like a part of me has left.

Maina Kageni also noted, saying; This is so heartfelt. #AhsanteTall

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Kayange dropped from Shujaa squad for lack of fitness

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Humphrey Kayange will not be part of the Kenya Sevens team that will take part in the Olympics qualifiers set for next month in South Africa.

Head coach Benjamin Ayimba says the former captain is not fit enough and should work on his form ahead of the IRB sevens circuit which starts next month.

The team that will travel to South Africa will undertake high attitude training camp at Nandi Hills a week before they depart for Johannesburg.

Humphrey Kayange recalled to Shujaa team ahead of Olympics qualifiers

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The Kenya Sevens Rugby team technical bench has recalled Humphrey Kayange back in the squad ahead of the Olympics qualifiers.

The forward was not part of the provisional squad named by coach Benjamin Ayimba but has been training with the team in a bid to regain fitness.The team has been training at GEMS Cambridge international school.

The qualifiers will be held between 14th and 15th of next month in South Africa with a total of twelve teams set to take part. 

KENYA 7s: KRU releases squad ahead of Hong Kong, Japan series

Kenya Rugby Union today released the squad set to feature at the upcoming HSBC Sevens World Series in Hong Kong and Japan.

Former Sevens captain Humphrey Kayange is the only notable inclusion after missing the last five series due to an ankle injury. The 12 man squad which features Captain Andrew Amonde, Collins Injera, Dan Sikuta and Lavi Asego, Kenya’s most consistent players in the previous series, as Head Coach Felix Ochieng looks to build on Kenya’s bowl title victory in Las Vegas.

FULL SQUAD: Andrew Amonde – (KCB, Captain),Collins Injera (Mwamba),Dan Sikuta (Mwamba),Humphrey Kayange (Mwamba), Lavin Asego (Mwamba), Tonny Owuor (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos), Michael Wanjala (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos), Billy Odhiambo (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos), Bush Mwale (Homeboyz),Leonard Mugaisi (Homeboyz),Felix Ayange (Kenya Harlequin),Patrice Agunda (Kenya Harlequin)

According to Krfu.com, The team departs on Sunday 22nd March, returning to the country on 7th April. They have been grouped in Pool D for the Hong Kong alongside England, USA and Wales.

Humphrey Kayange To Receive KES 470 904 Compensation

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Rugby star Humphrey Kayange is set to receive KES 470 904 with a premium of KES 10 483 as claim settlement.

The rugby player will be compensated under UAP Travelsure Policy, for injuries sustained during a match in July 2014.

The settlement is also expected to cater for any injuries related or caused whilst playing rugby.

The former Kenya Sevens captain sustained an ankle injury during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and was referred for surgery.

However, the travel insurance could not cover the costs incurred by the surgery and transferred responsibility to the Kenya team management body, NOCK.

Kayange contacted KRU but was unsuccessful, until his club, Mwamba RFC intervened, resulting in the operation at Kijabe Hospital.

The settlement covers all major travel cover risks such as medical emergency, repatriation benefits, personal accident, travel delays, luggage delays and losses.

Kayange will receive the money on Thursday at Mwamba RFC, Railways club in Nairobi.

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