In the opening round of the ongoing Africa Individual Chess Championship in Nigeria, Zambia has won five of seven games.
All four of the male competitors won their individual matches, however only NAMAKAU LIKANDO and BERTHA PHIRI triumphed in the female division, while CONSTANCE MBANTHA fell short.
Today’s second-round match between PRINCE MULENGA and NASE LUNGU will be an all-Zambian affair.
RICHMOND PHIRI of Zambia will compete against DONALDO PAIVA of Mozambique, and TIMOTHY KABWE will face the formidable ABDELRAHMAN HESHAM of Egypt.
Speaking to ZNBC Sports news, President of the Zambian Chess Federation MUKUBULO CHILUFYA expressed confidence that the squad would perform just as admirably in the second round.