The newly elected President of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF), Kelechi Mbagwu has described his election as a new dawn for the survival of the sport in the country.

Mbagwu who defeated his opponent, Hamza Attah 28-10 to emerge president said his election was not victory for him alone but for the entire rugby family in the country.

The philanthropist, who has personally been sponsoring Nigeria rugby in the past 20 years to both national and international championships, said he is out to run an all-inclusive administration for the benefit of the sport.

“And now that the elections are over, all stakeholders must come together in the interest of the game so that together we can take Nigerian rugby to the next level.

Rugby is one united and indivisible family that no one can separate. We know ourselves by state, names and clubs and as such nothing can come in-between us.

“My main agenda and mission is to put proper structure in place for Nigeria rugby within the next few years and this I cannot do alone hence the need for everyone to come together to achieve this”, he pleaded.

Mbagwu successfully dislodged the immediate past president, Edward Pam, the man he mentored and installed as president, four years in the last dispensation before flooring Attah.