Mensah, with the winning captain of Conquerors SC, Abdul Rahman Salisu, and the GRFU Secretary General, Abdul-Aziz Issah
The newly formed but unbeaten club in the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC), Conquerors SC, have emerged winners at the just ended 2015/16 GRCC after beating Dansoman Hurricanes RFC at the finals on Saturday at the Accra Stadium.
Hurricanes saw their team conquered by the Conquerors in a margin of 28 – 3 after the final whistle.
This year’s edition of the GRCC has seen tremendous improvement and produced a record as Conquerors SC won the league with an unbeaten run.
According to Mr. Simba Mangena, coach of Conquerors SC club, rugby is the grooming grounds for international superstars and therefore he is pleased with the improvement in performance by each club in this season.
The defending champions, Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, came third after defeating Idas Sports RFC by 48-3 in the 3rd place match played earlier in the day.
Speaking to the press, Mr. Steve Noi, Tournament Commissioner, disclosed that the technical team is putting up a squad from which a team will be formed to represent Ghana coming May at the Seven’s Africa North tournament in Togo.
The event was graced by the president of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, Mr. Frederick Otu Lartey.
Winners of the championship, Conquerors, received gold medals, a trophy and a cash prize of GH¢ 4,000. Dansoman Hurricanes, who placed second received silver medals, a trophy and a cash prize of GH¢ 3,000.
The third positioned team, Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, was also presented with bronze medals, a trophy and a cash prize of GH¢ 2,000.
Accra Brewery Limited and Voltic Ghana contributed to the event.
Mr. Herbert Mensah, President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union remarked that he was satisfied with the outcome of the day’s events.
“There have been noticeable improvements in both the on and off the field aspects of the 2015/16 Ghana Rugby Club Championship and we can only hope that this trend will continue for the 2016/17 Championship,” Mr. Mensah said.
Mr. Mensah continued to say that it is essential that the Regional Associations take total charge, including the funding, of the 2016/17 GRCC so that he and his administration can focus on issues of national interest such as youth development under the World Rugby “Get Into Rugby” banner, the development of Women’s Rugby, the strengthening of technical capabilities through training programmes and the development of regional West Africa Rugby tournaments.
From The Sports Desk