Mensah proud of Ghana Sevens' effort at Africa Cup

Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby Ghana Rugby

Chairman of Ghana Rugby, Herbert Mensah, says they are proud of the Ghana's performance during their debut at the Africa Cup Sevens tournament.

Ghana finished ninth in the tournament after only recently becoming a full member of World Rugby, and after convincing Rugby Africa to include the Eagles in the tournament, even though they didn't have a world ranking.

Ghana completed their tournament in Uganda by beating Mauritius 26-0 to finish ninth. The home won the tournament after beating Zimbabwe in the final. Both finalists have qualified for next year's World Cup in San Francisco.

"Ghana were probably the only team that had no match practice prior to the tournament, and this was the first time that we have ever been exposed to the big stage of rugby," Mensah said.

Mensah said he was proud of the players and the technical team, who have managed to get Ghana Rugby on a ranking list of Rugby Africa for the first time in its history.

Ghana Rugby managed to get pro-bono technical support from the All Stars Sevens Rugby Academy in South Africa through the facilitation of Willem Strauss, a well-known sports promoter.

Ludwiche van Deventer, head coach of the All Stars Academy, assisted the Ghana Rugby coach with preparations for the tournament.