Injera to be inducted into the Fiji Hall of Fame
Kenyan rugby player Collins Injera is set to be inducted into the Fiji Hall of Fame during the Coral Coast Sevens tournament in January 2023.
Injera, who is known as the Shujaa legend, is the top try scorer for Kenya’s men’s national sevens team and holds the second place on the all-time try scoring list in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, having recorded 279 tries during his career.
“We decided to reach out to Collins as he has finished his 7s career as the 2nd top try scorer in the world series and has delighted fans around the world with his skills,” said Jay Whyte, the tournament’s founding chairman.
In addition to his induction into the Hall of Fame, Injera will also serve as the tournament ambassador for the Coral Coast Sevens, which will feature 16 men’s teams, 12 women’s teams, and 16 youth teams.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity to be inducted into the Fiji Hall of Fame and serve as the ambassador for the Coral Coast Sevens,” Injera said. “I am grateful for the support and recognition of my career and look forward to being a part of this exciting event.”
In October last year,his elder brother and retired legend Humphrey Kayange became the first Kenyan to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.
The 40 year old was inducted alongside Fijian Osea Kolinisau, Kiwis Huriana Manuel-Carpenter and Cheryl McAfee, England’s Will Carling and Scotland’s Jim Telfer.
Kenya Rugby Union Chairman Oduor Gangla said Kayange who retired after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games had demonstrated great leadership capability by championing player welfare in the National Olympic Committee of Kenya and the International Olympic Committee.
“We are proud of his top class achievements which underpin the class of the rugby man. Well done Humphrey,” said Gangla.
“There couldn’t be a more impactful player to receive this award, he cements his place in the annals of history as one of the greats of the game,” said Gangla.