The defending champions of the ongoing Ghana Rugby Clubs Championship (GRCC), Cosmos Buffaloes, has been denied a place in the finals after a titanic semi-final clash against Dansoman Hurricanes on Saturday at the Accra Stadium.
Dansoman Hurricanes RFC, who lost to Cosmos Buffaloes RFC during the round robin stage of the Championship, had the upper hand with a slim margin of 13-7 at the end of the match.
According to Mr. Amuzuloh Salim, Coach of Cosmos Buffaloes, he is very satisfied with the performance of his players adding that most of the players were suffering from various degrees of injuries.
“I really thank God for bringing us this far because what happened to my club in this season was very tough and no club can survive after going through such a tough situation,” he said.
The other semi-final game that was played on the day saw the unbeaten Conquerors Sporting Club qualifying for the finals as they beat their opponent Idas Sports RFC by 39-6.
Conquerors who happens to be a newly formed club and appearing in the GRCC for the first time is yet to see a defeat after playing seven matches in the championship.
The grand finale of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship will pit Hurricanes RFC against Conquerors SC this Saturday at the Accra Stadium.
In an interview with the media, Mr. Herbert Mensah, President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union, blasted the Ministry of Youth and Sports, NSA and government for their neglect to support minority sports and said that they still owe Ghana Rugby more than GH¢190,000 dating back to 2013 and 2014.
“They can hardly spell Rugby and it is only a matter of time before we or someone take them to court,” Mr. Mensah said.
The President also hailed companies such as Interplast, the Gino brands and Accra Breweries for their contribution to the development of Rugby in Ghana.
In spelling out some of the priorities for Ghana Rugby such as women’s Rugby and especially the Get Into Rugby youth development drive through schools, Mr. Mensah emphasised that there are great opportunities for corporate Ghana to enjoy massive brand exposure and to build goodwill for their brands.
“It is not inconceivable that Rugby can fly Ghana’s flag high and proud at international level in World Rugby events, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics in the foreseeable future,” he said.
From The Sports Desk