The Ministry of Youth and Sports has presented US$10,000 to the Ghana rugby team for excelling at the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup competition held at the Nduom Sports Stadium.
The team’s splendid performance earned them an automatic qualification to the 2019 Rugby Africa Silver Cup.
The presentation was made when a delegation from the Ghana Rugby Federation (GRF) called on the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudzeto.
The purpose of the meeting was to officially present to the ministry the trophy the team won in the competition at the expense of Lesotho, Rwanda and Mauritius.
The deputy minister, in his brief remarks, congratulated the Ghana rugby team and the Federation for the successes chalked up in the last three years, adding that the government acknowledged the significance of the discipline and the development and strides it was making on behalf of the country.
He gave the assurance that the goverment, through the National Sports Authority (NSA), would continue to encourage and support sporting associations and federations to further develop their sports.
The National Tournament Coordinator, Mr Steve Noi, who led the delegation, thanked the ministry on behalf of the team and the federation for the kind gesture, assuring that the team would work harder to qualify for the Gold Cup tournament later this year.
The Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Prof. Peter Twumasi, lauded the Federation for its organisational prowess, specifically its effective database system, describing it as worth emulating by the other federations.