Monday, 30 September 2019 18:07


The Chess Association of Malawi displayed a silmutaneous checkmate by unveiling a secretariat and a new logo on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Kamuzu Institute for Sports (KIS) in Lilongwe.

Speaking at the event, National Planning Commission Director General, Dr Thomas Chataghalala Munthali, who was guest of honour,  hailed the benefits of chess as a socio-economic tool for development.

He explained that chess requires thinking and planning ahead, which is a catalyst for creating a future wealthy nation.

Chessam President Susan Namangale emphasized the need for the Association to operate in a professional manner, borrowing a leaf from her manifesto when she was elected into office last year, 2018.

"The office will serve as a hub to co-ordinate all Chessam activities with fully employed Administrators. The new Logo also espouses our National colours and Chessam vision, which is to promote the game of chess in the country" said Namangale.


Earlier on, the Regional Sports Officer, Isaac Phiri, representing Malawi National Sports Council, commended Chessam for being creative and thinking ahead of Sports Administration.

The secretariat is situated within the precincts of KIS. There was also a blitz tournament to spice up the ceremony. Other high-level dignitaries included Press Agriculture Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Matin Isyagi who showcased his favourite knight fork strategy on the chessboard during blitz.

At the Malawi Sports Awards early this year, chess was voted the best Sports Association and Namangale scooped the best Sports Administrator accolade.

Chessam persistently stole the show at the same Awards by winning several other categories including best Sportsman, best Junior Player, and best Developmental structures for its chess in schools program.

By: Chimthere Alfred(CHESSAM Publicist)

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