Benin’s petanque passion as World Championship host
20 September 2023 | 5:24 pm
Organizers of the Benin World Petanque championship hailed the event as a cultural victory for the country. From leisurely street games to fierce club tournaments, Benin is carving out its place in the sport. Angela Ukomadu has more.
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