Ghana Rugby Legend Steve Noi Laid To Rest

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One of Ghana’s finest sports administrators who lit the torch for the growth of rugby in the country, Mr. Steve Noi, has been laid to rest over the weekend.

Mr. Steve Noi passed away at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on Thursday, August 12, 2021, after a long bout of illness. “Steve” as he was fondly called was a silent giant who played huge roles in helping to get Ghana on the World Rugby map, by transiting it from Rugby amateurism to professionalism.

Over the past years, he virtually single-handedly managed the domestic league, professionalized it, and ensured that Ghana complied with World Rugby and Rugby Africa. He mentored many young Ghanaians and gave hope to them.

Over the past year, he initiated various programs including reforms in the Union, compliance by regional associations in line with Global directives, and took over the management of interrelations with Rugby Africa.

The Ghana Rugby football union represented in full, at his residence at Osu and paid glowing tribute to him. The President and Board Chairman Mr. Herbert Mensah, Judicial Officer of Ghana Rugby Football, Mr. Chester Anie, Chairman of the northern region rugby association, Mrs. Rafatu Inusah, technical handlers of the national teams, the playing body, and well-wishers bid him farewell.

As a sign of respect, the senior national team players allowed the pallbearers to rest and carried the casket of “Mr. Noi” from his residence at Osu to the church house, the Methodist Church of Ghana, Rev. Peter Kwei Dagadu at Osu Ako- Adjei.

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