[By Bright Tembo]
ZAMBIAN female chess player Tambuzhai Kadilamwando has been picked for the 1st Confederation Cup for the disabled scheduled for Ankara, Turkey from December 8 – 14 for the African team.
This is the first edition of the showpiece.
The participating teams will be composed of six players with different disabilities from four continents plus 1 team designated by the sponsor.
The teams will take part in a round-robin to determine a continental team champion and individual winners in all three disability groups.
Tambuzhai has been competing in schools championship for the hearing impaired children.
In 2017, she came 3rd, 2018 she was 2nd and this year she emerged as champion for children with hearing impairment.
Her selection to represent Africa has excited Zambia Chess Federation general secretary Chanda Nsakanya who has described it as good for the country.
“We feel good that a Zambian player has made it in the African team. This will inspire other chess players living with disabilities a lot,” he said.
“The federation has now taken the persons living with disabilities seriously and we have planned tournaments for them next year.”