Ghana Rugby welcomes Nigeria back to international arena

President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, Herbert Mensah has sent a letter to the President of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF), Kelechukwu Mbagwu, congratulating the federation on the lifting of the suspension on Nigeria by Rugby Africa, reports.

Mensah said, “I would like to congratulate you personally and on behalf of Ghana Rugby on the lifting of the suspension and we welcome the NRFF back to participating in international tournaments and matches.

“Ghana Rugby and the NRFF have a long history of building the game in the sub-region, and we are excited to join hands with you and the NRFF to pick up on that history and positively move forward to continue building character in West Africa, in Africa and the greater world of Rugby.

“May your return to the international rugby scene write a story of great achievements that will bring joy to the larger rugby family.”

The African rugby body sent a letter on Sunday to the Nigerian federation congratulating them and confirming the lifting of the suspension placed on Nigeria.

The letter signed by the President Rugby Africa, Abdelaziz Bougia, reads, “We would like to thank you for your efforts and hard work to establish a proper and clear constitution. This is the foundation of any sustainable and well governed union and we now feel confident that the NRFF is on the right tract. We would like to encourage you to keep up the good work and grow the game in Nigeria.

“To this effect I am pleased to report that our executive committee unanimously voted in favour of lifting the NRFF’s suspension from Rugby Africa with immediate effect.”

Nigeria last played in the 2016 Africa Cup – Division 1C when it beat Mauritius 31 to 12 but was beaten by Morocco 53 to 10.