Netball South Africa President Cecilia Molokwane has been named the new president of Netball Africa.

Molokwane was named to the hot seat at the end of last week, and will also serve as the International Netball Federation’s Director for Africa.

She replaces Botswana’s Tebogo Lebotse Sebago who stepped down earlier this month. Molokwane says it has been an overwhelming year for her and she is very proud to take on this new role.

Molokwane says she is a woman of action rather than making promises, she would like to hit the ground running in this new role.

Molokwane is very proud of the growth of netball’s profile over the past year, and especially South Africa’s performance at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool.

Cape Town is currently hosting the Africa Netball Cup, and Molokwane explains why they stepped in to host after Zimbabwe withdrew.

After this event that ends on the 22nd of October, Cape Town will host more netball action next month when South Africa hosts England in a three match series. – Report by Rob Delport