He noted that the committee has started with reviewing the constitution before doing anything else.
Rugby Africa president Herbert Mensah is longing for days when the sport in Africa will match up to the standards of other continents where it is taken seriously.
Speaking on KBC Sport, Mensah disclosed that he joined the office when things were not in order and he has insisted that he wants to change the narrative and show the world that Africa is the home of talent.
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RUGBY World U20 Trophy: Chipu out to avenge Zimbabwe ahead of winner-takes-it-all fifth place playoff
Chipu will be seeking to make ammends for their demolition at the hands of Zimbabwe in the Barthes Trophy when they face each other in the World u20 fifth place playoff.
He revealed that he wants to make a change in the years he will be in office and plans are already underway to ensure his dream comes true. He noted that the committee has started with reviewing the constitution before doing anything else.
“We don’t want committees that are just there…we have KPIs for each one of them and they are pretty straightforward.
"We are in the transformational process of getting into structures to make sure that the right thing is done under our governance.
"There are a lot of things that have not been looked at and that’s what we are addressing at the moment,” Mensah said.
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Chipu were systematically taken apart by Zimbabwe 64-10, while Spain won their maiden title to qualify for the World Rugby u20 Championship.
He added that there is a need to have a fundamental change if he has to take the sport far. Mensah also observed that they need to reposition themselves with World Rugby and speak out freely on budget allocations among other things and
“Africa is where the talent is…the most gifted athletes in the world are Africans. We ought to bridge the gap between training, nutrition, and the process of where modern sports are going. We need to have governments and global getting involved to support us,” he added.
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GENERAL Namwamba clears the air on why other sports disciplines were not feted at inaugural Champions reception
Many people aired their views asking why only most football teams were awarded cash tokens and not other sports disciplines from all over the country.
He added that many African players are representing other countries in other continents well and that is a sign that Africa should invest in the sport.
“We need to play more test matches…other continents play around eight to 10 test matches and that’s why they are able to prosper.
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The Kenya Sevens great has weighed in on the changes that have seen the legs reduced to eight with champions set to be determined differently
"I am very passionate about the young Kenyan and Zimbabwean players and I’m sure they are going far,” he said.