Zambia's Lewis Ncube announces Candidacy for FIDE Post!

From the land of the great Zambezi River, Lewis Ncube (pronounced Nx-u-bay) has put Zambian Chess on the right track. Serving as the Federation's President, he has been the impetus for increased chess activity in Zambia and the rise of several strong players, most notably IM Amon Simutowe.

While leading the Zambian delegation to Bled, Slovenia for the the 2002 Chess Olympiad, Mr. Ncube has also announced his candidacy for the
African Continental Presidency. Elections will take place during the 73rd FIDE Congress in Bled. He brings to this candidacy a wide variety of experiences; most recently, he hosted the 2001 African Junior Championship. Concerning his quest for the post, the 44-year old business executive states,

Lewis Ncube, President of Zambian Chess Federation (ZCF). Photo courtesy of ZCF.

Lewis Ncube

"I believe that the sustainable development of chess in Africa can be achieved through the teamwork of the Continent's administrators with inspirational leadership. In offering this leadership I commit myself to the ideals of sound and responsible management coupled with transparency and accountability."

In the past 30 years , Mr. Ncube has served Zambia in a variety of capacities as a player, organizer, and administrator.  He is now seeking to utilize his array of  skills  in helping to make Africa the rising star of the chess world.

Letter of Intent  (View in web version or download in MS-Word)
Curriculum Vitae (View in web version or download in  MS-Word)
Lewis Ncube, Host of 2001 African Juniors. Photo courtesy of ZCF.

Posted by The Chess Drum: 3 September 2002