CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 2, 2021 / APO Group / –
Some of the players, speaking in an interview after the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers 7 in Kumasi at the weekend, said that the Ghana Ruby Union continues to play its role, but that there is still a lot to do.
Several vibrant young women put on an exceptional performance, with some gaining recognition for their individual brilliance at the well-organized tournament.
Ghana’s captain, Paulina Mensah, received the award for top scorer in the women’s category. He started playing rugby just two years ago and now aims to take the sport to a higher level for years to come. Having maintained a hot streak throughout the game and helping her team qualify for the next stage of the competition, she remained focused on taking pride on the international stage in the future.
“I run fast and I don’t give up early so I took a chance when I got them. We don’t underestimate any team, we just managed to do our best in the competition. We are going to play in the Commonwealth games in Tunisia and from there we will go to the World Cup if we win. “
Gifty Dazam, a central player for the Ghana team who also started playing rugby three years ago, said the game had allowed her to build her confidence since it started.
“Right after school they introduced me to the game. I couldn’t play in this tournament due to injury but I hope to be part of the team that goes to the next level. “
It is for this reason that Rafatu Inusah, Ghana Rugby Union Women‘s Representative and Rugby Africa’s Unstoppable argued that the authorities should pay more attention to rugby and women in general, just as they focus on other sports. However, she noted that many younger girls were being motivated to join the game and that more such recruits would take place in the years to come.
Commenting on the performance of the ladies in the tournament, he explained that the ladies were focused on the task ahead and therefore had put all challenges aside to win the tournament.
“Women’s rugby has improved in the last year and we are grateful to the leadership of the Ghana Rugby Union for the support they continue to provide to women’s rugby in Ghana. The next level would be a challenge and we hope to bring in more young girls to boost our performances. We are trying to develop rugby in Ghana; it will grow with the passage of time ”.
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