The Rugby League Federation Ghana (RLFG) is set to launch its fifth straight season, the annual Nines Championship, which is slated to take place on Sunday, March, 13 and 20 at the University of Ghana Ajax Park, Legon.
As part of this year’s event, the Federation has confirmed plans to launch elite women and youth versions alongside the men’s competition to advance the women and colts sections of the game in the country.
The two-week tournament seeks to tickle rugby league enthusiasts with fascinating entertainment, as well as establish a competitive hedge among clubs ahead of the 13s Championship this May.
Matches will be played under a three-round group basis with group toppers facing off for a final in the senior men’s while the women and youth division involve a single-round match format.
Competing clubs in the men’s division involves defending champions Accra Panthers, Skolars, Bulls Pirates, Nungua Tigers and debutants Accra Majestics and Africa Warriors Rugby League Club.
In the youth division, African Warriors are set to lock horns with Nungua Tigers and Firm Foundation.
The trailblazing women’s championship will be competed by Skolars, Bulls, Accra Panthers, Accra Majestics and Nungua Tigers.
“The women’s game is rapidly growing and has reached its attraction point, hence the need to expand the championship. This competition will provide an opportunity for our clubs and players to showcase and unearth new talents, especially in the women’s game”- says Jafaru Mustapha, General Manager of the Rugby League Federation, Ghana.
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