Chess: Adeyemi Sure Of Good Outing In Maputo


Technical adviser of the Nigeria Chess Federation, Lekan Adeyemi, has assured Nigerians of his team preparedness to win medals at the fast approaching All African Games, AAG, in Maputo, Mozambique, next month.

Adeyemi said the technical crew and the players in camp are working hard to ensure that Nigeria’s name is written in gold at the Games.

He added that the players are in high spirits which gives the assurance that they would display a sterling performance in Maputo.

‘‘Everything is set in our camp. The players are in high spirits. We will surely surpass three gold medals we won at the 2007 All African Games in Algiers. There is hope that the players would perform well at the Games,’’ he said.

On the players that would make the final list, Adeyemi said the technical crew had done the final trial to select players and the team is in preparatory stage for the Maputo game

Adeyemi disclosed that six male and six female players that are currently in camp would make the trip to the AAG, adding that the team would travel to Maputo on 27 August.

‘‘We had done the final trial. We only have six male and six female players in the camp with four coaches in which only two of the coaches would be with the team in Maputo.

We have coach Peter Agboeke and three other coaches in camp,’’ he said.

—Olusegun Abidoye

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