Friday, 17 September 2010 10:20
With the 2010 due to start on 19th September 2010 in Khanty-Mansiysk, the Malawi Ladies Team and the Open Cat Team leave saturday 18th September 2010. The teams led by Treasurer Paul Nyirenda will comprise of a mixture of seasoned players and new ones. Malawi's number one, Chiletso Steven Chipanga who failed to qualify has been drafted in after Gerrard Mphungu got dropped on unfortunate circumstances. He will play on board 1 followed by Dr. Francis Banda, Chuma Mwale, Petros Mfune and Joseph Xavier Nyambalo in the open tournament. Linda Jambo, the Mzuzu University graduate will lead the onslaught in the ladies team that has seen Ellen Mpinganjira dropping out on health grounds. Loyce Msiska, Upcoming Vitumbiko Gondwe and Ellen's replacement, Ndawonga Mwale shall be first Malawi women team to participate in the Olympiad since 1985 when Malawi joined FIDE. Malawi's Chess President, Hon. Kezzie Msukwa, a Member of the Malawi Parliament, will also participate in the congress starting 23rd September 2010. Msukwa will be competing for the position of African Chess Union president at the Polls during the body's AGM. He is expected to compete with the likes of Mazouz, Buthali, Gaddaffi and others.
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