Ahead of the Netball World Cup 2023 we caught up with host nation South Africa’s captain, Bongi Msomi.
We asked her how she was feeling ahead of the Netball World Cup 2023, and what she would recommend to those visiting South Africa to do while they are there.
Do you feel more pressure with it being a home World Cup?
We have played in Netball World Cups away from our country; we can’t feel pressure about coming home. When you are home you know that there are people that you love, and there’s definitely kids that we have coached out there watching.
How is important is the event to the rest of the country and the continent?
This event is very important, I think to Netball South Africa and for netball at large in Africa, this is the best event. Obviously, we know the more we play in these events, the more our sport gets promoted, and we are hoping that more companies and sponsors are going to come on board now that we are hosting the event. It really is just one of the biggest events for netball.
Letsatsi has been revealed as the mascot of the event and everyone is excited to meet her. What is she like?
I have met Letsatsi, I think she is just one of the most exciting mascots. We have had time to take pictures with her, and to walk around with her and she is just so fun!
For those visiting in July, what is a tourist spot that they should visit?
Is there a hidden spot within South Africa that you think the Netball Family should also visit?
Kruger National Park!
If you are not playing netball in Cape Town, how do you spend the day?
In bed first! Then probably just wander round by the sea and I will probably go to Table Mountain!
Do you have a message for the Netball Family, ahead of the Netball World Cup 2023?
The World Cup year is here, the Netball year! 2023 is going to be lit, don’t miss out!
If Bongi has left you feeling inspired and you want to attend the Netball World Cup 2023 in Cape Town, you can purchase your tickets or travel packages, here through this website.