Netball SA takes World Cup trophy to Soweto

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With 57 days to go until the 2023 Netball World Cup that will be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the tournament’s trophy spent Wednesday in the city of Johannesburg as part of the Gauteng trophy tour.

The trophy started the day at the Mayoral Chambers in Braamfontein, where it was delivered by Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane. It then moved to the offices of the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture in the Joburg CBD before it went to the iconic Mandela House on Vilakazi Street in Soweto and Maponya Mall.

The tournament, which will run from the 28th of July to the 6th of August, will be the first one on African soil.

Speaking outside the Mandela House, Molokwane expressed pride at bringing the trophy to South Africa.

“I think people now know that we’ve got the Netball World coming to South Africa, and it’s what we’ve crying for that people should know that that people should know and understand that the trophy is here, they see now the seriousness of this World Cup and how big netball is,” said the Netball SA President.

The trophy will tour Gauteng for the rest of the week travelling to the West Rand on Thursday, Pretoria on Friday, and the East Rand on Saturday before it leaves for Mpumalanga. Article by Ntsako Mkhari

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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