Ghana extends invitation to heritage players

Published by IRL
04 Feb 2021

Rugby League Federation Ghana (RLFG) is looking to further develop its international squads and has requested expressions of interest from players around the world who are eligible to play for Ghana.

RLFG is working to develop and grow their domestic talent and has identified talented players to be a part of the national team pathway. However, it is likely that there are players all around the world who are eligible and would love to represent Ghana. Their plans for the next couple of years include games against Cameroon with a clear target of qualifying for the Middle East Africa Championship.

National Team Manager Jafaru Mustapha said, “With the Rugby League Federation Ghana activities kicking off earlier this month, there are many domestic players being identified on the National Team pathway for both male and female squads. We are also looking for those players who are eligible world-wide who would like to put themselves forward for selection as we prepare for the possibility of a test series with Cameroon on home soil, and how we will get back to the Middle East African Rugby League Championships. Players must meet the IRL eligibility criteria to be considered to represent Ghana.”

Head Coach, Andy Gilvary is reaching out to players in both hemispheres, “For those playing in the likes of the Australian, New Zealand, UK, USA and French competitions who have Ghanaian heritage, we encourage them to get in touch and join the likes of the UK’s Reece Rance (Coventry Bears), Marcus Neil and Abeku Nelson (Brixton Bulls) in representing the nation as we continue to compete on the international stage.”

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National Team Manager: Jafaru Mustapha –

National Team Coach: Andy Gilvary –