Botswana will be hosting the 8th Edition of Region 5 Youth Games in December 2018. The governing body of these Games is the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5. The Games are a multi-sport event held every two years and hosted on a rotational basis by member countries. The 2018 Games will attract the best U20 athletes from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

The event is designed to give young athletes from these countries international multi-sport Games experience. From the 7th to 16th December 2018 the Region 5 Youth Games will feature Athletics, Athletics for the Visually Impaired, Basketball, Boxing, Gymnastics, Judo, Netball, Football, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.