January 26th saw the start of a President’s 9s tournament in Ghana involving four clubs, with the champions crowned in December. In a bid to welcome newcomers into the sport, the 9s will feature on the last Sunday of each month at Legon Rugby Field and involve existing sides; Bulls, Pirates, Panthers and Skolars.
Ghana Rugby League has stepped up their preparations for the 2019 MEA Championship, due to be held in Lagos, Nigeria from 2-5 October. The Leopards first came on the rugby league radar in July 2014 when hosting the GB Student Pioneers at the El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra.
The 2019 Ghana Rugby League Championship has kicked off with a double header at the Legon Rugby Field. Featuring four clubs in its inaugural campaign, who are all based around the capital Accra, Panthers defeated Pirates 34-22 and Bulls overcame Skolars 38-18.