Gaborone ready to host CUCSA Games
Economists do agree that hosting international sporting events is beneficial to a country’seconomy. Recently Botswana successfully hosted Netball World Cup, Baseball-Softball International Conference and just hosted the IWG conference. All these gave the country incredible amount of publicity and attracted a number of tourists. Botswana is determined to bring yet another international event. On the 18th to 22nd June 2018, nine of the ten southern African countries under the Confederation of Universities and Colleges Sports Association (CUCSA) namely Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kingdom of eSwatini, South Africa, Namibia and Lesotho will descend in Gaborone City. This hosting of
an international event is an honor since it will help to shape the legacy of the city and the country. CUCSA games will bring along immense financial commitment to the country, put the country on the spot light and injection tourism money into the country. Every athlete and official entering the country will be a tourist, and as young as they are, they will definitely think of coming back to Botswana in the near future. The CUCSA games are a great investment to Botswana.
Southern African countries will converge in Gaborone from the 18th to 22nd June 2018 for the CUCSA games. Over a thousand athletes and officials will gather for over 8 day’s duration.
These tourists will definitely boost the local economy. The shops, hotels and local tourist trade will greatly benefit from the visitors. The hosting sporting events is of great benefit to nations. The games bring excitement and injection of tourism money through spending by spectators. It is a serious source of economic generation.
Hosting of the games will stimulate regeneration, investment and long term benefits. The games will leave a lasting legacy for Botswana’s economy.
It is anticipated that the CUCSA game will be followed by the world and mainly those in Southern Africa as they would want to know how their respective countries are performing. For all this days Gaborone city will be on the spotlight. These will lead to a long term growth in visitor’s numbers to the country and so long term benefits.