Rugby: Why Shujaa star Oscar Dennis retired at the age of 29

Kenya's Shuja Oscar Dennis in action against Burundi during the first day of 2015 Safari sevens rugby tournament at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani on Oct. 3 2015. [PHOTO:DENNIS OKEYO/STANDARD]

Shujaa star Oscar Dennis last Friday announced his official retirement from active rugby at the age of 29.

The Rugby Africa Cup champion took to his social media account in his Instagram page where he thanked Kenyan rugby fraternity as he hanged his boots.

The Shujaa player has been out of action for nearly two years since being involved in a deadly road accident.

Dennis said he had been forced to take the retirement path after 'the hardest 21 months of his life.'

"It's fair to say that these past 21 months have been the hardest of my life but also the most rewarding in a weird way!”

“However, it comes with a heavy heart that I have taken the step to retire from rugby and finally hang the old boots once and for all!”

“What a journey it has been and I can't thank everyone enough for the love and support I have had that has made this journey and chapter in my life an incredible one!”

“I leave the amazing game with plenty of memories and friends for life from all corners of the world! But for now let's bring on the next chapters in life," the player posted.

Dennis was been admitted to hospital in November 10, 2020 after being involved in an accident.

According to the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU), the Nondies RFC player was involved in an accident in Karen, Nairobi.

Reports indicate that Dennis was on his bike at the junction of Bogani road and Quarry Lane in Karen, Nairobi when he was hit by a car.

He last played rugby in November 2020 where he helped SX10 win the World 10s Series held in Bermuda. Days after returning home he was involved in a hit and run accident while riding his bicycle.

He won the Rugby Africa Cup title with Kenya Sevens in 2019.