Collins Injera, who produced a stellar performance in 2016 during IRB world seven’s Series has been listed as the Sportsman of the Year category ahead of January 20th Sports Personality of the Year Award (SOYA).
The Safaricom sponsored event also features newly promoted to Kenya Premier Nzoia Sugar Fc after winning National Super League.
Coming from a rugby family of Humphrey Khayange and Collins Agevi, Injera will battle out with double Olympic and 800m world record holder David lekuta Rudusha, Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, footballer Michael Olunga and 3,000m steeplechase Olympic champion Conseslas Kipruto at carnivore ground.
Injera broke the long time Santiago Goemz Cora’s all time tries of 230 to 235 in the 2015/2016 IRB season when he helped Shuja clinch the first IRB series title at Singapore meeting after beating Fiji, the season winners 30-7 in the main cup.
Nzoia, who are experiencing the first nomination at the national awards ceremony will be in con test with Kenya Simbas, Kenya 7s team Tusker FC, and Butali Sugar Warriors.