Collins Injera, the Kenya National Rugby Sevens captain, is a man of determination and hard work. He is a wing player. The 29 years old started playing rugby during his time at Vihiga Boys High School in western Kenya. He later played for Ulinzi RFC before it was disbanded. He then moved to Mwamba RFC before joining the Kenya National Rugby Sevens.
Some of the facts about Injera include:
10. He has a degree in Communication from the Kenya College of Mass Communication Technology( KCCT)
9. He is the first African rugby player to make 200 tries and third in the world after Ben Gollings of England Santiago Gomez of Argentina.
8. He was named the Kenya Sportsman of the Year Award winner in 2010.
7. He is the brother to Kenyan rugby legend Humphrey Hayange. His other brother Michael Agevi is also a rugby player. His only sister Linda is a pharmacist.
6. He was awarded the Presidential Order of Golden Worrier(OGW) in 2010.
5. When he was a boy, he wanted to do a science course. His father who is an immunologist influenced him. Little did he know that his fate was in arts.
4. He is married to Chebet Injera and they are blessed parents of two children.
3. As a public relations officer, he does marketing for the Advanced Marketing Solution company. A company that supplies hospital furniture.
2. After scoring his 200th try against Japan, he celebrated by signing a camera lens worth Ksh. 10 million with his unerasable marker pen.
1.His debut with the Kenya national rugby sevens was in 2006, from Mwamba RFC. This was during 2006 Dubai sevens. He was incorporated into the team by then coach Mike Friday.
By Felix Vincent. O