Angola to miss U-16 chess Olympics

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Angola National Under-16 Chess Team will fail to participate in the Olympics taking place in the Netherlands on 12- 19 August due to financial problems, ANGOP has learnt.

According to vice president of the Angolan Chess Federation (FAX) António Assis, the National Team will not participate in the event due to the lack of money to purchase tickets.

"FAX hoped that it would get the support from the country’s flag company, TAAG, in granting of five tickets to Lisbon, but it rejected the request for sponsorship’’, the source said.

In view of this deadlock, they will focus on the African Championships in Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 categories, male and female, to be held in Cairo (Egypt) on 01 - 09 next September

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)