Nigeria will put in a bid to host the 2020 West African Rugby Series the president of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NBBF) Kelechi Mbagwu has revealed.
Mbagwu revealed that the board’s position has been made known to the continental governing body, Rugby Africa, who have welcomed Nigeria’s expression of interest and invited the NRFF to put in a bid.
“We plan to host this year’s West African Rugby Series tournament,” Mbagwu said.
“[Rugby Africa has] asked us to write and the board has accepted their invitation so we hope that sometime around June or July, four West African countries will be coming here to play in the West African Rugby Series which we started in Ghana.”
The NRFF last tried to host an international rugby tournament last year but the Rugby Africa Silver Cup which was scheduled for Lagos last June was cancelled after tournament sponsors Kwese Sports, abruptly terminated their sponsorship contract.
Mbagwu also revealed that the International President Cup which was started last year in Ghana will be held again this year with the Black Stallions once again taking on West African rivals Ghana in what will become an annual affair.
“We are going to be playing the International President Cup which was a tradition started last year between Nigeria and Ghana we are the cup holders so we hope to beat ghana again and keep that cup with us,” Mbagwu said.