The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has been invited to tender to host the Africa Rugby Cup 1D – West men’s 15s Rugby tournament involving Ghana, Benin and Togo in April 2017. According to the President of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah, a successful bid for this tournament will result in many benefits for Ghana as country, for sponsors and for youth development. “Rugby goes well beyond just boys and girls having fun with an oval ball. It is about building character based on the values of Integrity, Passion, Teamwork, Discipline and Respect that forms the foundation of the Game and a successful hosting of the tournament in Ghana will without doubt promote this mission of Ghana Rugby,” Mensah said. In the notification communiqué sent to various stakeholders the benefits of a successful bid is outlined as follows.
- An opportunity to showcase Ghana as the true beacon in Africa and to exceed global expectations in terms of Ghana as a progressive and extremely hospitable country with world-class people, abilities and facilities to host an international tournament of this nature as good, if not better, as anyone else can;
- An opportunity for corporate and other sponsors and supporters to not only showcase their brands and products or services in Ghana, but to the whole West African Community and indeed to the world at large, and
- An opportunity for Ghana Rugby to add tremendous value to its mission of youth development, indeed of character building, through its value based programs built on the foundations of Integrity, Passion, Teamwork, Discipline and Respect.