‘Out-of-favour’ Rugby Chairman Herbert Mensah Breaks Silence On Indefinite Suspension

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Out-of-favour Ghana Rugby Chairman who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Herbert Mensah has reacted to his indefinite suspension by the Board of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU).

It would be recalled that the indefinite suspension on the Chairman and CEO was taken in the accordance with the Association’s Constitution after a meeting on Monday, 11 May 2021 with Vice Chairman, James Nunoo appointed as acting president.

Breaking his silence on the incident described as “unfortunate and unenviable” by the GRFU, the erstwhile Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer expressed his dismay at the decision.

“They [World Rugby Federation] are shocked and annoyed at what’s happening with the people in Rugby and they want to know why the constitution has not been followed,”

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“They want those kind of questions, they want to know who calls board meeting without the board chairman“ – Herbert Mensah told Atinka FM.

“I want to give the new people chance to come but I want them to do it in the right way not the wrong way. I have said I want to go all along, there’s not been Rugby for a year and everybody knows the money I’m putting inside but we must go the right way” he ended.

Herbert Mensah was accused with a myriad of allegations ranging from unilateralism, conflict of interest to physical abuse, with his accusers demanding he steps down from his position within 72 hours.

According to reports Mr Mensah failed to respond to any of the allegations which led to the decision arrived by the Rugby Union yesterday. Per the statement released by the Union, a Special General Assembly will be convened on June 8 to officially remove him from office.

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Below is a copy of the statement released by the Ghana Rugby Football Union:

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