Poor response to Kanye table tennis tourney

Due in Kanye: Thobo Matlhatsi and top seed Bonolo Mabote in action
Due in Kanye: Thobo Matlhatsi and top seed Bonolo Mabote in action

The organisers of the Botswana Table Tennis Association’s (BTTA) first ever Kanye Open revealed that only a trickle of players were registering for the exciting tournament to be played on Saturday at Seepapitso Senior Secondary School.

The tournament organiser, Rorisang Raesima told Mmegi Sport on Wednesday that although they had anticipated a large number of players, only 40 players had by Thursday registered for the tournament.

The competition brings to the table fierce rivals including the country’s number one ranked player, Bonolo Mabote of Smash Maniacs table tennis club and second-ranked Thobo Matlhatsi who have emerged as the favourites to clinch the title. Mabote has won every major tournament this year including the Top 8 Super Singles.  He however faces stiff competition from Matlhatsi of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) club, who he crushed in the Top 8 Singles final.

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