President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union Herbert Mensah says it will be a big achievement for Ghana to reach the play-offs of the 2018 Africa Men’s Sevens Championship.
Ghana, who qualified as one of the Top 12 teams, must shrug off the challenge of defending champions Uganda and emerging force Senegal in Pool B of the tournament.
The Eagles are ranked ninth in the 12-nation tournament and Herbert Mensah it will be a massive achievement to reach the playoffs. “We want to reach the playoffs if we are lucky. But we are playing against the defending champions Uganda who are a very strong team. It is not going to be easy but we know we are representing Ghana and we have to try to emerge from this”, he told JoySports in an exclusive interview.
The Eagles, who will leave Ghana for Tunisia this weekend, have been training twice a day at the University of Ghana Rugby Park in the last four months. And Herbert Mensah believes the team is ready for the tournament which will be staged in Monastir, Tunisia between October 13 and 14.
“We have imbued a certain character in the Eagles since I got involved. We have made sure they play and think like Rugby players. They are now aware of the importance of physical preparation and teamwork”
The Eagles won the Bronze Cup in May this year and they are eager to prove their triumph on home-soil was not a fluke.