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Africans Need To Invest In Rugby Before Europe, America Or China Own It – President of Rugby Africa [+VIDEO]

President of Rugby Africa, Herbert Mensah has reiterated the need for opulent Africans to invest in the game of rugby.

He said the game needs more investment to unearth more talent from Africa to compete with the world.

The best athletes in the world are from Africa, whether they are playing for France or for England or for whoever, you find so many Africans, and I think it sends the message that we are the best. If we get the right investment, we can show consistently that we are world-beaters;  Herbert Mensah told African News Channel Africa24.

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Talking about investment, World Rugby pays up to $5 billion to each European rugby nation to promote the sport, while the entire African continent received just $2.5 million (for 39 countries), which limits the promotion of the sport on the continent. But the price of an air ticket from Dakar to Madagascar is maybe 1,500 dollar, in Europe from Rome to London, Paris to London, maybe 60 dollar…”.

Watch the full interview below.

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