Golden Tulip Accra hosts Ghana Rugby team
President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union Mr. Herbert Mensah has urged corporate organisations to support lesser-known sports in the country, to serve as employment avenues for the youth within our communities.
He observed there are so many sporting disciplines corporate organisations and individuals can invest into and engage the youth to make something meaningful out of their lives.
Mr. Mensah was speaking to the media in an interview when Golden Tulip Accra (GTA) hosted the Ghana rugby team (Black Eagles) to a farewell lunch before the team departed to Kampala, Uganda, for the Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament.
The Ghana National Rugby team will participate in the Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament in Kampala, Uganda, scheduled for October 6, 2017. The Ghanaian side will compete against nine other African nations: namely Botswana, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The tournament serves as a qualifier for the Sevens Rugby World Cup 2018, the Commonwealth Games, and the Hong Kong Sevens.
Mr. Mensah commended Golden Tulip Accra for supporting the team toward a successful preparation. “Golden Tulip Accra has been extraordinary with its support, and today’s event has even uplifted the players to understand that rugby is a game that signifies we are equal, and this is a boost for the team to leave their mark for Ghana to achieve something extraordinary.”
Commenting, the General Manager of Golden Tulip Accra, Mr. Paul Kavanagh, said every nation has a responsibility to support all its National teams as “It is about doing what is right for the country in terms of pride, discipline and the health that comes with it.
“To drive the cause as partners in moving the country forward, we deemed it appropriate to support the Ghana Rugby Football Union as rugby is a new sport in Ghana. “Golden Tulip Accra and our entire Group will continue to support our National teams to uplift the country’s image,” he assured
Adding her voice, Sales and Marketing Manager Mrs. Bertha de Graft-Johnson observed time is due for the country to give attention to lesser-known sports, and “As hospitality service providers, we are setting the pace with this support”.