The Netball World Cup trophy is making round across all five districts in Limpopo after touching down on Thursday from Mpumalanga. The trophy was handed over to the province by MEC for sports in Mpumalanga, Thandi Shongwe in Maruleng Local Municipality. She was accompanied by Netball SA president Cecilia Molokwane who also spent a few days in Mpumalanga on the same tour.

The trophy was also received in Hoedspruit by local Mayor Tsheko Musolwa together with officials from the Limpopo Department of Sports and the Limpopo Sports Confederation.

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The tour across all provinces is part of the build-up to the first-ever Netball World Cup on African soil. It will tour all five Limpopo districts until Tuesday, 13 Jun3 2023. The trophy has so far visited Provinces such as Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. 

“It has been a wonderful trip in Mpumalanga, I don’t want to lie,” Molokwane told the media those who came to witness the special occasion.

Netball World Cup trophy tour continues in Limpopo
MEC Thandi Shongwe arrives with Cecilia Molokwane

“This is the first MEC that woke up with me at 03:00 am and slept at the same time as me at 11 pm. I was well taken care of and I am grateful.”

Molokwane also showed gratitude to all those involved since the tour started two weeks ago. 


Friday, 9 June 

The tour started at Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality and then proceed to Greater Giyani Municipality Masingita Mall.

Saturday, 10 June 

The entourage will proceed to Vhembe District and Thulamela Municipal Chambers, respectively. They will then proceed to Azwifarwi Secondary.

Sunday, 11 June 

The trophy tour will take place in Molemole Municipality-Botlokwa Special School. It will be followed by Jack Botes Park in Polokwane then proceed to Lebowakgomo Mall in the Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality.

Netball World Cup trophy tour continues in Limpopo
Mayor Tsheko Musolwa and Cecilia Molokwane

Monday, 12 June 

The Sekhukhune District Trophy tour will start at Fetakgomo Tubatse. Followed by Makhuduthamaga, proceed to Ephraim Mogale, Ndlovu Sports Centre then continue to Sekhukhune District Municipal Chamber.

Tuesday, 13 June 

The Limpopo tour will conclude in Waterberg District. It will start with Mokopane Comprehensive School in Mogalakwena Municipality and then continue to Bela- Bela Mall.


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