Zambia chess master will not represent country at All Africa Games

08:22, April 28, 2011      

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Zambia's chess ace says he will not represent the country at the 2011 All Africa Games slated for Mozambique in September due to unpaid allowances by the local chess body, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.

Amon Simutowe, Zambia's grand master based in the United States, said he would not represent Zambia until the Chess Federation of Zambia (CFZ) paid him his money.

"The cost for such tournaments is high and the bottom line is I bear the cost. If my cost was zero, then I would have agreed to listen to the proposals of the current federation, but I have already spent too much time on the issue with previous executives and can only consider a better solution to the problem," he said.

Source: Xinhua
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