The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) has presented an amount of US$10,000 to the Ghana rugby team for excelling at the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup competition held recently at the Nduom Sports Stadium.
By virtue of their victory, the team has also secured an automatic qualification to the 2019 Rugby Africa Silver Cup.
The amount was handed over to the team when a delegation from the Ghana Rugby Federation (GRF) called on the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudzeto.
The meeting was to officially present to the Ministry, the trophy won at the competition with participating countries from Lesotho, Rwanda and Mauritius.
The Deputy Minister, Mr. Okudzeto congratulated the Ghana rugby team and the Federation for the success chalked in the last three years and urged them to keep working hard.
He said government acknowledges the significance of the discipline, the developments and strides it was making on behalf of the country.
He assured that, Government through the National Sports Authority (NSA) will continue to encourage and support recognized sporting federations to further develop their sports.
“The gesture is also to motivate the team as they prepare for other competitions to ensure that they win more medals for the country, “he stated.
The National Tournament Coordinator, Mr. Steve Noi who led the delegation thanked the Ministry on behalf of the team and the federation and assured that the team will work hard 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 organisation specifically its effective database system, describing it as worth emulating by the other federations.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE