Legendary Kenyan Rugby Player Humphrey Kayange has been inducted into the World Rugby’s Hall of Fame.
The announcement to induct the Kenya Sevens celebrated player and the representative of Kenyan athletes to the 2021 Olympic games was made by the selection committee today.
Best known as ‘tall’ by his colleagues in rugby ,Kayange becomes the first East African to enter the 164-person list of world rugby luminaries.
The World Rugby Hall of Fame is a career award presented by Tudor which recognizes players with an outstanding contribution to the game of rugby throughout their careers, with players who exhibited high standards of pitch discipline.
President Uhuru Kenyatta saluted Kayange, saying the feat was a global honour of the star’s contribution to the rise of rugby in Kenya and challenged upcoming players to emulate the 39-year old’s exploits.
Kayange has been a key figure to the success of the Kenya rugby sevens team under the stewardship of the late Benjamin Ayimba and former coach Mike Friday .
Kayange was also part of the team that won the only sevens series main cup in Singapore in 2016.
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