Col. Michel Nguele Viang Cameroon’s 1st Chess President dies

Lewis Ncube, Continental President for Africa, has made the following announcement on behalf of the African Chess Confederation:

During the last few days, the Board of the African Chess Confederation has learnt of the death of Michel Nguélé Viang with profound shock and deep regret.

Michel, who was President of the Cameroonian Chess Federation and Acting President of Zone 4.3 of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), died last Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the age of 71 from cancer.

Michel was a valuable member of the Board of the African Chess Confederation and he will be greatly missed by the Cameroonian and African chess communities.

The Board of the African Chess Confederation is in contact with the Cameroonian Chess Federation and the family of the late Michel Nguélé Viang to put together an appropriate tribute to our late colleague.

Further announcements will be made in the coming few days.

~Lewis Ncube, President, African Chess Confederation

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.

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