Updated: February 25, 2021
While Namibians are celebrating their triumph at the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, securing their spot at Rugby World Cup 2019, another big winner has been rewarded for his outstanding talent.
Kenyan sports reporter and photographer,, was on Friday presented with the “Rugby Africa Gold Cup Photo Award” for his stunning picture of Davis Chenge, captain of the Kenya rugby team, scoring a try during the Kenya-Tunisia game in Nairobi on August 11.
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Since publication, Njiru’s image of Davis Chenge has been downloaded over 500 times by Getty Images clients and subscribers all over the world – including more than 100 from China, illustrating the growing international reach of the African game.
The Rugby Africa Gold Cup Photo Award recognizes sports photography excellence and rewards photographers documenting the defining moments of Africa’s premier rugby competition.
The Award jury, composed of Lee Martin, Senior Vice-President of Global Strategic Development at Getty Images; Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa; Gianni Merlo, President of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS); and Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group, selected the image after reviewing 90 shortlisted photos taken throughout the Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which has been a thrilling tournament for all local and global rugby fans.