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.

Mensah won the election by a significant margin, with 30 out of the 32 votes cast at the conference. His sole challenger, Andrew Owuo of Uganda, received only one vote, while the other vote was considered invalid.

Mensah’s nomination was supported by Nigeria Rugby and Botswana Rugby, as well as French and English West Africa, Southern, central, and northern Africa. His efforts in transforming the game of rugby in Ghana were recognized with this massive support.

Additionally, Mensah 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.