Herbert Mensah Nominated For Rugby Africa Presidency

Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, has been nominated by the Board of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) for the position of President of the World Rugby continental body, Rugby Africa.

Rugby Africa will be electing a new EXCO at an Annual General Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco on 2 March 2019.

Mr. Herbert Mensah and his administration took over the rein at Ghana Rugby in June of 2014and in fewer than four years steered the Union that was sitting with "nothing" after 11 years since its establishment in 2003 to achieve some remarkable feats.

Some achievements of Herbert Mensah as Ghana Rugby President include his introduction of a professional online and decentralized Rugby Management System, scrumIT, that has revolutionized the administrative running of rugby in Ghana and an online financial accounting system and can boast of the ONLY sports Association that have produced Audited financial statements since 2015.

He also established the first-ever ten team domestic league and since 2018 incorporated both a men's and women's section to the annual Ghana Rugby Club Championship and went further to resuscitate Women Rugby in Ghana.

He further introduced youth development on the basis of the World Rugby "Get Into Rugby" Programme that has seen more than 5,000 new participants introduced to the Game of Rugby Union with a target of 10,000 for 2019 and successfully, not only hosted but won two Rugby Africa Men's Fifteens Tournaments, the 2017 Regional Challenge and the 2018 Bronze Cup.

Herbert Mensah has also been elected to the Board of the Ghana Rugby Olympic Committee because of his achievements with Ghana Rugby but also because he is deemed to be the person who revolutionized sports administration in Ghana during his tenure as Chairman of the famous Kumasi Asante Koto FC when he was appointed by the King of the Asantes.

He is well known as the person who hosted the 1996 Max Brito Extravaganza in Accra to raise funds for the Ivorian player who got paralyzed in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa.

Herbert's nomination for the position of President of the World Rugby continental body, Rugby Africa is based on his vision to introduce Ghana Rugby to a new era where the most important stakeholders, our Rugby Players, will benefit from increased participation, better facilities for Unions and Federations and better support from its governing bodies.