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Kenya 7s star Billy Odhiambo retires

st Japan on day two of the HSBC Singapore Sevens at Singapore National Stadium on 10 April, 2022 in Kallang, Singapore. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Kenya 7s and Mwamba star Billy Odhiambo has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 30 years.

Odhiambo a KSSSA national Champion with Maseno School has been with Kenya 7s for a span of 11 years with his first 7s event being the Port Elizabeth 7s and his last was London 7s.

During his career with Kenya 7s, he played in the Commonwealth games, represented the side in two World Cups and two Olympic games.

Following Collins Injera and Willy Ambaka retirement he became one of the most capped players and he is among five players who have scored 100 plus tries for Kenya in thw World 7s Series.

He played in 68 tournaments and landed 111 tries in a Kenya 7s jersey.


“As I mark my 30th Birthday and cross over to a new decade I want to take this chance to announce my retirement from the Sport that I love so much. God has been so good to me ever since I donned that shirt for the first time in 2012 at Port Elizabeth up until the last time in London this year. 11 good years of God’s Grace and favor.”

“To my loving parents who have supported me throughout this whole journey, I can’t thank you enough. My siblings Awuor who was also my manager, Tim and Fiona I thank you for always being in my corner.”

“My wife ZamZam and my sons Zafar and Zaheem who have been my rock , you were part of my ‘why’ , I thank you and I love you.”

“All my coaches , managements, mentors , teammates and even opponents who have been part of my journey, I thank you for believing in me and making me a better man.”

“To you the fans who have stood by me and held me accountable through out this journey, I thank you and I love you all.”

“Excited to see what the future holds in store. Billy ‘ The kid’ Odhiambo out”

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