Humphrey Kayange Speaks After Being Inducted Into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Humphrey Kayange Speaks After Being Inducted Into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Captain of Kenya Rugby 7s National Team (Shujaa) Humphrey Kayange has described his latest induction into the World Rugby Hall of Fame as an honor and privilege.

Kayange who is known within the rugby sevens community where he produced some of the best performances for the Kenya national sevens side was inducted into the highest rugby global alongside Fijian Olympic Rugby winning Sevens captain Osea Kolinisau, former England Rugby captain Will Carling, Manuel-Carpenter, who won silver with New Zealand as rugby sevens made its Olympic debut in Brazil, former Scotland international and coach Jim Telfer and Australia’s Chery Mcfee.

“It is such an honour and privilege to be inducted alongside five other legendary rugby greats, while at the same time looking upon the recognition with humility and appreciation,” the rugby star who helped Shujaa reach two Rugby World Cup Sevens semi-finals in 2009 said, in one of the series of tweets.

“The award for me is bigger than I as an individual, It’s a reflection of the support I’ve had throughout my career and gratitude to all my teammates, coaches, family, friends, fans and organisations,” he added.

The 39-year-old hopes that his induction into the World Rugby Hall Of Fame can help inspire the dreams of young athletes “in our schools and communities to believe that they too can be the next generation of stars.”

Kayange played for the military team Ulinzi RFC in the Kenya Cup league before he moved to Mwamba RFC.

He was nominated for IRB Sevens Player of the Year in 2009 and has also played for the Kenya national rugby union team (15s), for the 2011 World Cup Qualifiers.

Kayange announced his retirement in October 2016 from the Kenyan rugby sevens team at the age of 34.

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