Injera looking forward to Fiji visit

Kenyan Rugby 7s legend Collins Injera is excited at the prospect of visiting Fiji to see for himself two narratives he had been told about Fiji from friends including former national 7s players.

Injera, a household name on the World 7s Series circuit is the Coral Coast 7s 2023 ambassador and is destined to be at the 3-day event when it kicks off on 12 January.

“I mean, it’s one of those places you’d love to witness the sevens game being played and see all the local talent you guys have,” Injera said.

“I mean, from the stories we hear, you have a massive pool of local guys who play very well, very good sevens. So, for me when that opportunity came it was just one of those things you always hear about and want to know where it came from, I mean the passion is big in Fiji. But just coming to Fiji to see that it’s a beautiful nation; I’ve seen flyers of Fiji and the beaches look amazing so it’s always one of those places I would also love to visit.”

Injera said he had to experience for himself the rumours he had heard from other players and from friends that he had fans in Fiji.

“So, they always tell me you don’t know how much you are known in Fiji one day, you should make a point of coming to Fiji. That is amazing and it’s one of those things that I’ve always wanted to do, to come here and see for myself so yeah, I’m excited.”

 Injera was nominated for the 2008–09 IRB Sevens Player of the Year award, which was eventually won by Ollie Phillips (rugby union).

Injera won the Kenyan Sportsman of the Year award in 2009. In 2010, Injera was awarded the presidential Order of Golden Warriors (OGW) alongside his brother Humphrey Kayange for their performance in the 2008–09 IRB Sevens World Series.

Injera was named Player of the final in the 2016 Singapore Sevens after he helped Kenya to win their first tournament in World Sevens Series.

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