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Ghana Rugby: Herbert Mensah suspended indefinitely

The Board of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), has suspended its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Herbert Mensah, indefinitely.

The Board arrived at the decision to suspend the former CEO of Asante Kotoko after a meeting on Tuesday, and named Vice Chairman, James Nunoo as acting President.

In a statement available to JoySports, the Board described the decision as “unfortunate and unenviable task”.

They will convene a Special General Assembly on June 8 to remove him from office, JoySports sources said.

On April 23, JoySports reported a nine-point petition filed before the Board enumerating a plethora of allegations ranging from unilateralism, conflict of interest to physical abuse, and demanded that Mr Mensah forced to step down as leader of the Union within 72 hours.JoySports exculusive report on petition to remove Herbert Mensah from office on AM Show

The allegations were echoed by the Greater Accra and Western  Rugby Unions in separate letters to the Board on April 29 and 30 respectively.

Herbert Mensah was asked to respond to the allegations, but sources say, he never replied to the Board’s requests leading to their decision to suspend him indefinitely.

Acting Chairman, James Nunoo said  “Rugby is our love and passion and Rugby must emerge as the winner from this unfortunate moment in the history of Ghana Rugby,” when he was asked to stand-in.

“Ghana Rugby has achieved memorably under the leadership of Mr Mensah and a solid platform has been laid to build on that foundation; for that we thank him,” he noted.

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