Slow reaction to Oatlhotse�s P200,000 plea

Providence Oatlhotse.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Providence Oatlhotse.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

There has been a slow reaction to International Master, Providence Oatlhotse’s plea for more than P200,000 to enable him to travel to Las Vegas, USA for the Millionaire Chess tournament.

Oatlhotse told Mmegi Sport this week that the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) is tasked with raising funds for the trip. The funds are needed to purchase training materials such as chess software, magazines, digital clock and digital board. The sponsors will meet travel expenses but if Oatlhotse fails to raise enough funds, it will adversely affect his preparations.

BCF spokesperson, Keenese Katisenge said only two organisations have agreed to assist the player. She was, however, not in a position to discuss figures and names of the two organisations, as negotiations are ongoing. Katisenge said she could only talk about the figures after an agreement has been reached next week.

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