By Daniel Nicole (CAPE TOWN) –
Newly elected President of Rugby Africa, Herbert Mensah has pledged to continue the work he has already begun, helping rugby progress and grow not just in Africa, but globally.
The Ghanaian emerged as the new President of the governing body of Rugby in Africa during the Rugby Africa Executive Committee Elections held yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa.
Speaking shortly after his election, Herbert Mensah reiterated his passionate vision for the growth of African Rugby and expressed the belief that he would apply his business experience for the benefit of Rugby Africa, through the generation of revenues and development opportunities for all member associations.
“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,” Mensah said.
He added, “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, who is known for his passion for the sport and his extensive experience in sports administration, will lead the continent’s rugby governing body in the next four years.
A well-known figure in Ghanaian and international sports administration, Herbert Mensah 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.
His 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. Under his leadership, we can expect to see more investment in rugby development programs, increased participation of African nations in international tournaments, and greater visibility of rugby in mainstream media.
With Mensah at the helm, Rugby Africa is poised for growth and development, and his team’s collective experience and vision for African rugby bodes well for the continent.