Newly elected African Chess Confederation President, Lewis Ncube, has called for hard work among chess federations in the development of Chess on the African continent.
Ncube disclosed to ZANIS in a press statement released today that he was grateful to the African Chess Confederation that voted him into his challenging office for the next four years.
He stated that in electing him the Confederation has elected a whole network of people wishing to contribute to the development of chess in Africa.
Ncube said his election includes three members of his ticket and a whole network of people wishing to contribute to the development of African chess.
He said members of his ticket and team are up to the challenges facing African chess and will start work immediately on setting up structure and communication channels.
Ncube’s team campaign under the theme “Building Chess for Africa” emphasised on African chess players achieving consistent world class performances.
It also included the federation introducing structured chess in school programmes in both primary and secondary education institutions.
Ncube urged all members of his continental grouping to put aside political differences and work together as they begin the long journey of “Building Chess for Africa”.