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Zimbabwe plan to host World Cup

Published On 18/07/2014 | By James Ezimoha | Africa, International, Latest News, Top Stories, World Cup 2014

Zimbabwe’s Tourism and Hospitality minister, Walter Mzembi, believes the Southern African country have the potential to host the World Cup in 2034.

According to ventures-africa.com, Zimbwabwe are set to launch an audacious bid to bring the World Cup back to Africa with Zimbabwe’s Tourism and Hospitality minister, Walter Mzembi, at the forefront of the campaign.

“I spoke to FIFA president Sepp Blatter during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and he told me that it was possible for Zimbabwe to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup as long as we keep on having such big dreams and vision,” the Minister is reported to have said.

“If we are to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup this is the right time to start marketing our country as a safe tourist destination,” Mzembi said.

“We have a lot of ruins that are fit to be part of Zimbabwe’s tourist attractions across the country but they are being left idle because the ministry is putting a lot of focus on those that are already established. I am appealing to the Ministry of Tourism to move out of Harare and lift other areas with ruins across the country to promote domestic tourism,” he added.

“Nothing can stop us from hosting the 2034 FIFA World Cup and we are going to put our bid to host it no matter what.”

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