Namibia’s mixed chess team finishes in sixth place out of 20 countries

Namibia's mixed chess team yesterday finished in sixth place out of 20 countries that competed in the mixed team events at the Africa Games underway in Casablanca.

The Namibian athletes who comprised of Nicola Tjaronda, LishenMentile, Charles Eichab and Dante Beukes lost their opening match on Saturday at the competition against host Morocco.

The team however pulled themselves together after the defeat and went on to win two matches against Mali and Ethiopia.

Out of the five games they competed in on the opening day they lost two more against Nigeria and their neighbours Angola.

On day two (Sunday) of the mixed team events the Namibian quartet played four matches against Cameroon, Mauritius, Malawi and Cape Verde of which they won three matches.

Source: Namibia Press Agency