— Published 20 March 2023

Herbert Mensah takes charge of Rugby Africa

Expected result. Ghanaian businessman Herbert Mensah (pictured above) was elected on Saturday 18 March as president of Rugby Africa, the African confederation of the discipline. Announced as the favorite, he beat his only rival, the former Ugandan player and coach Andrew Owor, to succeed the Tunisian Khaled Babbou. President of the Ghana Rugby Federation, Herbert Mensah will lead Rugby Africa for the next four years. His priorities? “I want us to project rugby as an alternative team sport, gain financial independence and improve the World Rugby Elite Program.,” he explained in his first speech as president to the executive committee. My aim is to make Rugby Africa the gold standard for sports administration in the African continent”. Formerly the African Rugby Confederation (CAR), Rugby Africa was founded in 1986. It currently has 39 member countries and organizes Rugby World Cup qualifiers, Africa Sevens and regional Olympic qualifying tournaments for Rugby Sevens.