Herbert Mensah elected President of Rugby Africa in near clean sweep victory
Herbert Mensah, the President of Ghana Rugby, has been elected as the new President of Rugby Africa.
The election was held during the Rugby Africa’s elective AGM in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, March 18.
Mensah will run the affairs of Rugby Africa as its executive President for the next four years, succeeding the outgoing President Khalid Babou of Tunisia.
He secured a near clean sweep victory with 30 votes in his favor out of the 32 votes cast at the conference. His only challenger, Andrew Owuo of Uganda, received only one vote, while the other vote was counted as a spoilt ballot.
Mensah’s nomination was made by Nigeria Rugby and seconded by Botswana Rugby, with the massive support of French and English West Africa, Southern, central, and northern Africa. The support was in recognition of his tremendous efforts in transforming the game of rugby in Ghana.
Mensah also received the official endorsement of the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, and the government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Sports Authority, and other sporting authorities.