Ahead of the 2020 University of Ghana Inter-Hall Rugby League 9s, all Halls have vowed to go for the Ultimate.
Six Halls; Akuafo Hall (2019 champions), Commonwealth Hall, Jubilee and International Students Hostel (JISH), Hilla Limann Hall, Jean Nelson Hall and Mensah Sarbah Hall will come up against each other from March 3-13, 2020 at the University of Ghana Rugby Field.
“This year’s games will be one to witness. With most of the players playing in the Ghana Rugby League Championship, the Nines Series and some even in the National team I am sure of a spectacular showdown” – Julius Amevor (Head Coach, University of Ghana).
Speaking on Akuafo Hall’s chances without their two Charismatic Leaders, Collins Ofosu and Nigel Sackey, this is what captain Boahene Kelvin had to say;
“Everyone thinks Akuafo Hall has lost two great players and so we are not capable of winning the competition but I want to assure you that the Akuafo team now is still the same old team you once knew. We are reaching out for nothing less than the Gold medal”.
Meanwhile first runners up, Commonwealth still with the core of their team have called for the best in sportsmanship to enable them win the competition.
“Coming into this year’s inter-hall competition, I expect good rugby, clean tackles and awesome game plans. Basically beautiful Rugby. Vandals will come for nothing but gold” – Calvinson Accolor (Captain, Commonwealth Hall)
As we prepare for this year’s inter-hall this is what captains of Limann, Sarbah, ISH and Jean Nelson have for us;
“With determined players and a good game plan, we will hopefully clinch the win a game at a time for the good people of Hilla Limann Hall” – Amoatey Darryl (Hilla Limann)
“We are up for it and we believe we can also win it.” – Kwaku Osei Akoto (Captain Mensah Sarbah)
“Most of us are in our final year and anything short of the gold is not an option.”- Jordan Annan (Jean Nelson, Captain)
“Well, a fair play performance is not a good one but we will definitely play better than last year because we now know the game and some few tricks we can use to outshine our opponent.” – Stephen Tetteh (Captain, International Students Hall)
Aside the six male teams, two female teams from Volta Hall and Akuafo Hall will for the first time partake in Rugby league at the University of Ghana.