Local players left out of Africa chess team

Chess boss: Lopang PIC: SPORTSRIFLE.COM
Chess boss: Lopang PIC: SPORTSRIFLE.COM

Botswana chess players have failed to secure a place in the Africa chess team that will be competing in the Rapid Team Championship set for Dusseldorf, Germany from August 25-28.

Africa Chess Confederation (ACC) president, Tshepiso Lopang told Mmegi Sport that Botswana players did not meet the requirements as they did not participate in the Africa Individual Championship and Africa Amateur Championship. However, she explained that the absence of local players in the two major competitions does not mean they are being sidelined.

The Africa team that will be travelling to Germany is sponsored by WR Group. "The sponsorship is fuelled by the passion that Wadim Rosenstein has for global chess. The sponsor was captivated by Cape Town’s vibrant street chess and generously gave the African team a wild card and sponsored their participation at the Rapid Team Championship,” she said.

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