Chess whiz kid, Marape continues to shine

Botswana’s rising chess sensation, Naledi Marape continued to shine when she won a bronze medal at the South African Open Schools Chess Championships in the Under-9 category.

The eight-year old player’s father and coach, Dr Marape Marape said the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) was unable to send any player to the tournament due to financial constraints.

He said he decided to send Naledi and her older brother, Marape Marape (junior) to the tournament, held in Cape Town, as a way of preparing them for the upcoming African Schools Chess championship to be held next month in Gaborone. He said the two were preparing for the Africa Youth Championships and World Youth Championships later this year.

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