African Chess Championships

African Chess Championships: Waris Mufutau and Hassan represented Nigeria: thanks to Airpeace Nigeria for the tickets to and from Accra and all our financers. While Soliu Hassan finished the tournament with an average performance of 4 points of 9 games in the U16 category, our younger ward, Waris Mufutau (U-14) finished with an impressive 5.5 points, a point shy of the bronze medal.  It would have been a better performance for Waris if he had not fallen sick during the course of the championship. Despite his condition, the boy showed great resilience till the end. His resilience gained recognition from the Organisers, thus he received a Fair Play Award for having played through all games with that condition.

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