Former Kenyan International Lawrence Buyachi has announced his retirement from rugby.
The forward who last played for Kabras RFC says he has hung his boots to focus on his next assignment with reports emerging that he has been appointed as the Kisumu RFC coach.
The Kenya Cup winner with Nakuru RFC went on to thank his former club, the National Team and coaches who were part of his 20 years in rugby.
Buyachi was also a key member of the Kenya Simbas squad and scooped the 2016 Sports of the Year Award.
“After a solid 20+ years of playing Rugby (age-grade, high school, club, province & National Squads) it’s time to officially call it quits & focus on the next assignment in my sporting life. It’s been a wonderful & remarkable career with very many highs & few low moments,” he posted on his social media accounts.
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“A big thank you to my parent club Nakuru RFC, forever indebted. Impala RFC, SCPirates, Kabras Sugar RFC, Stanbic Pirates UG – asanteni Sana for the opportunities, Chipu, Simba & Shujaa – thanks for great memories & lifelong friends,” he added.
“A special shout out to all my Coaches, the club & KRU officials, match officials, teammates, opponents, media personnel, fans & supporters/sponsors whom our paths crossed, it was a pleasure. ”
Buyachi coached South Coast Pirates before returning to active playing where he joined Kabras and played for two seasons. He won the Charity Cup with the Sugarmen following a 29-10 over Kenya Harlequin.