Cape Town – Ghanaian Herbert Mensah has been elected as the new President of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com).
Mensah was elected by the governing body of Rugby in Africa, following the conclusion of the Rugby Africa Executive Committee Elections held on Saturday, (18 March 2023).
Mensah, who is known for his passion for the sport and his extensive experience in sports administration, will lead the continent’s rugby governing body for the next four years.
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In his acceptance speech, Mensah passionately spoke about his vision for the growth of African Rugby.
He highlighted that his priority would be to continue the work he has already begun, helping rugby progress and grow not just in Africa, but globally.
Mensah said he would use his business experience to generate revenues for Rugby Africa and develop opportunities for all member organisations.
“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,” said Mensah.
“My aim is to make Rugby Africa the gold standard for sports administration in the African continent.”
Mensah said his vision for the next four years was 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.”
Mensah is a well-known figure in Ghanaian and international sports administration.
He has been a driving force for the development and growth of rugby in Ghana, and his contribution to the sport’s progress in the sub-Saharan region has been significant.
Mensah’s vast experience in sports administration and leadership, coupled with his passion for rugby, positions him well to lead Rugby Africa through its next phase of growth and development.