Ghanaian Herbert Mensah elected President of Rugby Africa
By Jide Olusola
Media Trust Limited
After the conclusion of the Rugby Africa Executive Committee Elections held yesterday, Herbert Mensah has been elected as the new President of Rugby Africa, the governing body of Rugby in Africa. Mensah, known for his love of the game and extensive experience in sports administration, will oversee the continent’s rugby governing body for the next four years. Herbert Mensah emphasized his impassioned goal for the advancement of African Rugby in his victory speech. He stated that his first aim will be to continue the work he has already started, assisting rugby to advance and thrive not only in Africa but globally. “As we embark on this journey, I want us to project rugby as an alternative team sport, gain financial independence and improve the World Rugby Elite Program. My aim is to make Rugby Africa the gold standard for sports administration in the African continent.” “My vision for the next four years is to foster an all-inclusive competition framework that will provide members equal opportunities to grow and develop. I am also determined to build a positive and strong brand for Rugby Africa, expand the women’s rugby program, and provide a national stadium for each member association.” Herbert Mensah is well-known in Ghanaian and worldwide sports administration circles. He has been a driving influence in the development and growth of rugby in Ghana, and he has made substantial contributions to the sport’s progress throughout the SubSaharan area.