The Board of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), has suspended its President 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 President, 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 Assemby on June 8 and 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 and physical abuse and demanded that they force Mr Mensah to step down as leader of the Union within 72 hours.
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 President, 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.