Akinseye interviews ACC’s Lewis Ncube

Akinyele Akinseye

A very important interview has been conducted by Nigeria’s Akinseye Akinleye of Lewis Ncube, the President of the African Chess Confederation (ACC). It covers a wide range of topics from the new structure of the African Championships (including automatic GM titles), the African Grand Prix and expansion to increase Africa’s federation membership from 43 to 54!

Of course Ncube’s election comes in the aftermath of a contentious and often nasty FIDE Presidential campaign. Ncube discussed this in an interview with The Chess Drum after the elections and in this interview he added some additional comments with updates on progress. He stated that he offered an olive branch to those on other sides of the political spectrum. This interview is a must-read if you are interested in African chess.

Link: https://www.akinov.com/2015/02/special-interview-with-african-chess.html

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

2 Comments

  1. @ Dr Dr. Daaim Shabazz Thumbs up up !! i am happy to see the Link to the interview posted on The Chess drum and i am happier you appreciate the content of the interview as conducted. Gens una sumus
    “We are one people” !!

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