The newly elected President of Rugby Africa, Mr. Herbert Mensah received a rousing welcome at the Kotoka International Airport upon his arrival back home from Cape Town, South Africa where he was elected as Rugby Africa President for the next four years.
Mr. Mensah received 30 votes out of the 32 votes to take over the running of the continental Rugby governing body. His main Ugandan opponent, Andrew Owuo received only one vote. There was one spoilt ballot.
On arrival at the airport on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, he was met with rich Ghanaian traditional Adowa dance and a large number of members of the supporters Union of Ghana who celebrated his achievement with brass band music.
Also present at the airport to welcome Herbert Mensah and celebrate his latest achievement were some Ghanaian Rugby players and presidents of other sporting federations in Ghana.
Among them were Mr. Bawah Fuseini, President of Triathlon Association of Ghana; Mr. Evans Yeboah, President of Badminton Ghana; Mr Mohammed Shaban, Secretary General Ghana Cycling Federation and Mr Jojo Empheson who represented Ghana Amateur boxing.
Ahead of the election for the top continental post, the renowned sports administrator and former Asante Kotoko chairman received official endorsement from the President of the republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo through the Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as the National Sports Authority. This followed his official nomination from Nigeria and Botswana.
Herbert Mensah will be the first Anglophone President to run Rugby Africa since the continental body’s establishment.
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