Chess President happy with development programme

While the president of the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF), Tshenolo Maruatona sang praise of his executive committee, not all affiliate members in attendance of the annual general meeting (AGM) agreed.

Speaking at the annual gathering held in Lobatse over the weekend, Maruatona stated that despite challenges the committee faced in the past year, they have done well with grassroots development and taking the sport to higher levels.

“This has been an interesting period of humongous milestones, challenges and learning’s, trips out of which we have emerged an even stronger team across all divides,” he said.  Maruatona said Chess continued to be the envy of other sporting codes and continues to enjoy the limelight as a model federation in Botswana and the rest of Africa. “We have been highly applauded by Botswana National Sports Council and the World Chess Body”.  But not everyone agreed with Maruatona’s glorifying report as some of the federation affiliates were critical of his committee.

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