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Zambia’s 2016 Africa Schools under 9 champion and youngest candidate master in the country KENNEDY SHANE is in India to compete in the Commonwealth Chess Championships.

Deputy High Commissioner at the Zambian Mission in India SIKAPALE CHINZEWE was on hand to give support to Kennedy is happy that the boy is putting Zambia on the global map.

CHINZEWE says he has praised YOFOSO Academy in Lusaka for producing an Under 9 African Schools Champion and Africa's youngest titled chess player ever as well as one of the youngest titled chess players in the whole world.

“Zambians are some of the most talented players in Africa and have produced a cadre of decent masters including AMON SIMUTOWE, the first GM in Sub-Saharan Africa,” he said.

Meanwhile, KENNEDY’S guardian and personal Coach CLIFF MULENGA from YOFOSO Academy in Lusaka says KENNEDY could be one of the greatest players to come from Africa with the right support.

He says funding unfortunately, is scarce and there are efforts to raise funds for the budding star.

MULENGA says playing the game of Chess on a regular basis right from the childhood improves the learning, thinking, analytical power, and decision-making ability of the child.

He says the boy’s breakthrough may be ahead as he attempts to gain international exposure at the Commonwealth Championship in Dehli, India.

“The Commonwealth Chess Championship in India is a unique opportunity for him to compete at the international level and means a lot for his future development, as he unleashes the spirit of Lusaka’s Garden Township,” MULENGA said.

This is according to a statement made available by First Secretary Press at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi India.

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