Former Asante Kotoko CEO, Herbert Mensah has been elected as the new President of Rugby Africa for the next four years.
He was elected during the organisation’s Annual General Meeting which took place in South Africa on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
The Veteran Sports administrator polled 30 out of the 32 votes cast to secure the position ahead of his opponent Andrew Owuo of Uganda.
Herbert Mensah who is President of Ghana Rugby, received nominations for the position from Nigeria Rugby and Botswana Rugby for his massive contribution towards transforming the sport in Ghana.
In his acceptance speech, Herbert Mensah reiterated his vision for the growth of African Rugby.
“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 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.”