Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane has told the BBC that hosting the 2023 World Cup will unite the country after the Covid-19 crisis, describing her own battle with coronavirus as the “worst period” of her life.
South Africa won hosting rights for the 2023 Netball World Cup last year.
Planning for the event is already well underway with Cecilia Molokwane at the heart of the preparations, but in recent weeks she has had to focus on her recovery from Covid-19.
“The experience was not a good one. It drains you emotionally. It drains you spiritually. It drains you physically and worst it drains you mentally because you don’t know if you’re going to live or die,” Molokwane told the BBC World Service’s ‘Sportsworld’ programme.
“And that’s why I think you don’t want to experience it. However, right now, I feel on top of the world.” (Text and photo courtesy BBC)