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CFZ to spend K1m to stage Africa Youth tourney

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka
THE Chess Federation of Zambia (CFZ) will spend K 1.1m in hosting the Africa Youth Championship in December this year.
CFZ president Ericho Nshikokola said in an interview in Lusaka on Monday that preparations for the event are on course.
“The tournament will be staged at Golden Peacoak Hotel and it will run from 4th to 11th December this year.  The World Chess Federation will give us some money and the other funding will come from the government,” Nshikokola said.
He said the tournament will attract 200 players.
“The participation fee for non-Zambians is US$ 60 (about K600) and it will be free for Zambians. Some countries especially those from the Southern Africa Development Community have already confirmed participation in the tournament,” Nshikokola said.
He said the country will benefit from hosting the event.
“This is a tournament for the youth. It is one of the biggest chess tournaments, we are happy that we are hosting it. This is a platform where young people showcase their talent,” Nshikokola said.
He said his executive is working hard to expose upcoming chess players to the international stage.

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