Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The South African government has expressed happiness following an announcement that they will host the 16th staging of the Netball World Cup in 2023, African Daily Voice has learnt.
According to a statement issued by Government Communication Information System (GCIS), being the host country is a monumental moment for South Africa as it is the first time the Netball World Cup will be held in Africa.
“African countries play a leading role in the top 20 International Netball Federation world ranking,” reads the statement by GCIS.
“The announcement showcases South Africa’s ability to host world-class global events across a number of sports and other genres, which also opens avenues for economic benefits. South Africa is committed to advancing the development of netball, as it is a growing sport worldwide.”
Set to be held in Cape Town International Convention Centre, the tournament is scheduled to run for a period of ten days and will see 16 nations compete for the title.
GCIS further stated that netball like any other sport has the power to bring people together.
“It shapes many lives – instils a competitive spirit, demands teamwork and discipline. South Africans are urged to rally behind team South Africa as preparations get underway for the World Cup.”
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