Team Profile

Arguably the strongest chess-playing nations in sub-Saharan Africa, Angola has had a history of success in African Junior tournaments. The nation has produced five IMs, two of which will make the trip to Slovenia. The government has consistently provided support for chess development, a legacy historically-influenced by the relationship with the former Soviet Union.

Angola has produced two African Junior Champions,
Pedro Adťrito (1993) and Eugťnio Campos (1994). Other IMs are: Manuel Mateus, Armindo Sousa, and Alexandre  Nascimento.

Photo taken by Jerry Bibuld.

1996 Angola Olympiad Team. Copyright © 2002, Jerry Bibuld.

Angola National Team, 1996 Olympiad
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Angola's Menís Team (front row, from left to right) Catarino Domingos (Bd. 1), Amorin Agnelio (Bd. 2), IM Armindo Sousa (Bd. 3) and IM Pedro Aderito (Bd. 4); (in the rear, from left to right) Ediberto Domingos (Bd. 5) and Abilio Ribeiro (Bd. 6), and Manuel Andrade (captain). Copyright © Jerry Bibuld, 2002.

2002 Men's Team: (front row, from left to right) Catarino Domingos (Bd. 1), Amorin Agnelio (Bd. 2), IM Armindo Sousa (Bd. 3) and IM Pedro Aderito (Bd. 4); (in the rear, from left to right) Ediberto Domingos (Bd. 5) and Abilio Ribeiro (Bd. 6), and Manuel Andrade (captain). Photo by Jerry Bibuld.