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You made us proud: Kenyans pay tribute to retiring legend Collins Injera

There is an almost universal outpouring of love, respect and appreciation for Collins Injera after the Kenya sevens rugby legend officially announced his retirement on social media after a chequered career spanning for almost two decades.

The 36-year-old, who a fortnight ago was inducted in the Fiji Rugby Hall of Fame, announced his retirement from the game in a statement on Tuesday.

He is Kenya’s all-time World Sevens Series top try scorer and second highest try scorer at the World Sevens Series with 279 tries.

Coach Mike Friday who once coached the Kenya 7s national team was among those who has wished Injera well in his next chapter.

“It was a pleasure to hunt with you Kolo – Helluva career and you made Kenya proud, enjoy the next chapter and the 3 wise men you have earned it … Big Love Otoyo,” Friday tweeted.

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Injera said in his next chapter, he will continue with his humanitarian work and will be joining global satellite business Avanti Communications, a UN Sustainable Development Goals Quality Education Partner, in an exciting new role to support its East African operations.

The list of Kenyans, friends, coaches paying tribute on social media was almost endless. Here are just a few:

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