President of Ghana Rugby Football Union, Mr Herbert Amponsah Mensah, has expressed his association’s gratitude to the Chairman and President of Groupe Nduom, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, and his Groupe Nduom (GN) conglomerate for availing his facilities for use by the Ghana Rugby Football Union when the Ghana Sports Authority turned them away.
Addressing the press after the finals of the Africa Rugby Bronze Cup, Mr Mensah expressed rugby world’s appreciation to Dr Nduom and Groupe Nduom.
‘We have had a great tournament here and we’re grateful to Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom and his company for availing their stadium to us. We wish more people would actually emulate what he has done for Ghana Rugby.’’
‘While acknowledging the offer of Groupe Nduom, same cannot be said of the government and their officials who have done nothing for these boys. They are only proud to wear the Ghana shirt, but Ghana has done nothing for these boys in return,” he expressed.
Host nation, Ghana, defeated Islanders, Mauritius 23-17 in the final after overcoming Rwanda in the semi-final game.
Ghana had to hold tightly onto their lead as a resurgent Mauritius launched a late comeback in a nervy final 12 minutes having falling behind 23-5 to Ghana.
Rwanda took bronze by defeating Mauritius in the third-place play-off match.
Per the arrangement, Ghana as the champion of the Bronze Cup automatically gets promoted to the 2019 Rugby Africa Silver Cup.
Home to the Fearsome Elmina Sharks and the Sea Lio
ns, the Nduom Sports Stadium, has hosted international competitions such as Ghana 2017 WAFU tournament, which Ghana lifted as host. It again hosted the revamped Ghana Football Association/GHALCA gala that featured teams from the top flight of Ghana football as a prelude to the commencement of the current premier league season.
The stadium has state-of-the-art facilities such as two giant LED scoreboards, four floodlights with a standby generator making it possible to have sporting activities in the night. It also boasts of large and secured parking lot.
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