Debswana’s Orapa Letlhakane Damtsha Mines (OLDM) sponsored the tournament to a tune of P25 000.
Speaking at the official opening of games OLDM representative Benjamin Rasesa said their passion for sports development continues to grow each year. He said their desire is to transform this country into a great sporting nation.
“We consider ourselves an important investor in the Botswana sport landscape and are committed to sport development.
Last year, Debswana contributed P50 000 towards the BTTA Women’s Umpires, Referees Course and Women’s Forum. Resources permitting, we would like to continue with this relationship and further explore other meaningful partnerships with sport in general,” said Rasesa.
He urged other stakeholders to consider supporting this tournament so that collectively they harness talent and mould the future of young people.
BTTA Public Relation Officer Tiro Motswasele thanked Deswana for sponsoring their annual tournament. He said the tournament started in 1996 without a sponsor.
However Motswasele was not impressed by players’ performance saying he suspects the amount of the prize money put most of them under pressure.
“The competition was not that tense as compared to the past tournaments,” said Motswasele.