Marape receives BNSC Elite Scholarship

Going places: Marape PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Going places: Marape PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Chess star, Woman FIDE Master (WFM) Naledi Marape, has become the second chess player to receive the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) Elite Scholarship Fund.

She follows in the footsteps of WFM Besa Masaiti who is based in the United States. Marape will study at the Webster University in the USA. Speaking to MmegiSport, BCF president, Mooketsi Segaise said they submitted the scholarship application on behalf of Marape.

“Applications of such nature have to be channelled through an athlete’s sporting code, so we submitted on her behalf. We are excited by her achievement,” he said. For his part, Marape’s father, Marape Marape said there is nothing that pleases his heart than his daughter receiving the scholarship. He said his daughter could have started at the university in August. “But the offer letter from the Department of Tertiary Education Funding has not been forthcoming. We hope it will be released soon.

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