In an effort to promote sports tourism in the country, the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (ZPSL) will host the first ever international football symposium in Victoria Falls from October 10 to 12.

The event is open to football clubs, tourism players, financial institutions, other sporting codes, regional leagues, media organisations, football sponsors, corporates, football fans, universities and colleges.

ZPSL CEO, Kenny Ndebele, says the symposium’s purpose, among others, is to market destination Zimbabwe to the source market.

“We are hosting this in Victoria Falls, [and] the reason is that we want to promote sport tourism,” said Ndebele. “We will also discuss sport corporate governance and development, club licensing and its benefits, the future of football, globalisation of sports sponsorship, how football and its partners can realise commercial potential.”