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Friday, July 9, 2010

"Simutowe Is Africa's Pride"

GABONESE Chess Federation president Bongo Akanga has described Zambian chess sensation Amon Simutowe as Africa's pride.Speaking ahead of the 2010 FIDE Africa seminar, Akanga said the event should be used as a revival of the continentís chess fortunes."Simutowe is a good chess player who has made Africa proud. It is a good thing for the continent," he said.Akanga expressed delight at the presence of FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for the four-day seminar."This is a very important seminar for Africa as we are going to be with the FIDE president during the deliberations," he said.The four-day event will draw participation from 20 African countries affiliated with the World Chess Federation.Akanga said Gabon shared a mixed football history with Zambia."We have an interesting history with Zambia; they beat us at the Africa Cup and their players died in our country," he said.

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