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Malawi team set for online chess tournament

Airtel Malawi and Crossroads Hotel gives hipe to Malawi team ahead of Chess tournament

Previous Malawi Chess tournament winners

All is set for the Zone 4.5 Chess tournament expected to be held online.

Accompanied by a Mothers’ Day gift of 15 gigabytes (GB) of internet data to each Malawi player from Airtel and accomodation from Crossroads Hotel, the setting looks good for the tournament starting on 16th to 18th October 2020.

Publicity Secretary for Chess Association of Malawi-CHESSAM Alfred Chinthere says the online tournament which was initially set for October 9-18, so far has ten countries that have already confirmed their participation.

Desoderata Nkhoma, one of the celebrated female Chess players in a previous tournament.

“We are grateful to Airtel for the data and thankful to Crossroads Hotel for providing venue to players coming from Blantyre and Lilongwe.
These 2 sponsors have sponsored chess in a bigger way.” Chinthere said.

“All the players including Coach and Captain will benefit from the data bundles from Airtel, each of them, making a total package of 16 people.” Added Chinthere.

This will be the first time to stage the tournament online as influenced by Covid 19 pandemic.

The Zone consists of countries from Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.

The Malawi team has the following players:

FM Joseph Mwale thinking of a move in a past tournament

CM Petros Mfune
CM George Mwale
CM Chiletso Chipanga
Fischern Mwagomba

WCM Ellen Mpinganjira
Tamara Kaliwo
WFM Linda Chaononga
Madalitso Khanyera

Praise Kalambo
Brian Trapence
Tupochere Mlanjira

Caroline Trapence
Charity Tadeyo
Rachael Jyloss (nominated)

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