Team Profile

Botswana's Patrick Wanda has made a lot of progress in his efforts for chess development.  One the homegrown products of Botswana's successful program in Ignatious Njobvu. Despite his youth, Ignatious has now emerged as the veteran player of the Botswana side having participated in several Olympiad tournaments. The services of FM Boipuso Samuel will be sorely missed, but the remaining cast have been very active in local tournaments and should be up to the test in Bled.


NM Ignatious Njobvu

NM Ignatious Njobvu

Botswana Men's Team. Copyright  Jerry Bibuld, 2002.

2002 Men's Team: (from left to right) IM Watu Kobese (Coach), Mosenya Ndawana (Bd. 1), Tebogo Pitlagano (Bd. 2), Ofense Molale (Bd. 3), Phemelo Khetho (Bd. 4), Polite Salani (Bd. 5), Ignatius Njobvu (Bd. 6) and Patrick Wanda (captain). Photo by Jerry Bibuld.