NCF partners with OTB
The Namibian Chess Federation (NCF) on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement with Namibia’s leading sports retailer, OTB.
As part of the year-long agreement, OTB will give a 50 percent discount to NCF for any trophy-related purchases made.
NCF has around 40 tournaments planned for the year, thus making the agreement a welcome shot in the arm.
Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) National Coordinator, Solly Duiker, applauded the OTB initiative.
“Chess is one of the sport codes that fully develop a person’s mind and physical wellbeing and I want to applaud the NCF for not just relying on Government, by approaching sponsors and showing what sport can do,” Duiker said.
A handful of schools have already introduced chess into the school curriculum and the NSSU assists in monitoring and assisting, where necessary.