FIDE boss impressed by chess growth

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The chief executive officer of The World Chess Federation FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs), Geoffrey Borg, is impressed by the growth of the sport in Botswana.

Borg was speaking to Mmegi Sport during his visit to the country this week. He explained that it was his first visit to the country but he always held discussions with officials from Botswana, especially Dabilani Buthali, who is a FIDE board member.

He explained that his visit coincided with travelling to other countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Malawi. Borg said during his stay he held some meetings with the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) officials and one of the issues discussed was the introduction of chess in primary schools.

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